1. Evaluate the email communications of Mr. Porter and Mr. Weigand. To what extent
are the communicating effectively about the new performance objectives? Explain.
If you were a teacher, how would you have felt after receiving the e-mail? Why?
Describe the new reality for leadership.
The world of organizations is changing rapidly. Globalization. Deregulation. E-commerce.
Telecommuting. Virtual teams. Outsourcing. It takes strong leaders to effect the changes needed for
survival and to guid
What does empowerment mean?
Empowerment does not mean that those from on high are graciously handing down power, but that power
belongs to all workers. Empowerment emphasizes collaboration over competition and conflict. Selfdirected teams and other f
Describe trait approach research.
The traits and their respective categories comprise trait approach research (physical characteristics,
intelligence and ability, personality, work-related characteristics, an social characteristics). Effective
Describe the Leadership Continuum by Tannenbaum and Schmidt.
Tannenbaum and Schmidt indicated that leadership behavior could exist on a continuum reflecting
different amounts of employee participation. One leader might be autocratic (boss-centered) a
Why do some managers reach a plateau, get fired, or become forced to take early retirement?
Attempts to achieve teamwork, empowerment, and diversity may fail because leaders' and workers'
beliefs are stuck in the old paradigm that values control, sta
Management and leadership are not the same. Explain.
Management can be defined as the attainment of organizational goals in an effective and efficient manner
through planning organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling organizational resources.
Management is both an art and a science. Explain.
Leadership is an art because many leadership skills and qualities cannot be learned from a textbook.
Leadership takes practice and hands-on experience. Learning about leadership research helps people
What are the characteristics of a "high-high" leader?
The research into the behavior approach culminated in two predominate types of leadership behaviors
people-oriented and task-oriented. A "high-high leader, one who displays concern for both people