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Ch 8: Business Leadership Styles Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Business Leadership Styles chapter of this Intro to Business Syllabus Resource and Lesson Plans course is designed to help you plan and teach about the types of business leaders in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Business Leadership Styles chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Leadership orientation; transformational leadership Task-oriented vs. people-oriented leaders; transformational leader characteristics, such as intelligence and charisma
Tuesday Transactional leadership; servant leadership Max Weber, Bernard Bass, extrinsic rewards and active vs. passive management style; philanthropy, moral responsibility, Robert Greenleaf
Wednesday Laissez-faire leadership; democratic/participative leadership Autonomy on the job and the anti-micromanager; advantages and disadvantages of a democratic or participative leader
Thursday Authoritarian/autocratic leadership; charismatic leadership Control freak and perfectionist; positive and negative charisma
Friday Situational leadership; bureaucratic leadership 'It all depends' approach to management; 'by the book' management style, Max Weber

10 Lessons in Chapter 8: Business Leadership Styles Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Leadership Orientation: Task-Oriented & People-Oriented

1. Leadership Orientation: Task-Oriented & People-Oriented

As a leader, are you focused on getting the job done or on making people happy? This lesson will explain the difference between task-oriented leaders and people-oriented leaders to better help you decide.

The Transformational Leader

2. The Transformational Leader

Transformational leaders are known for their innovation and influence. In this video, you'll explore the management styles and traits that contribute to their success.

The Transactional Leader

3. The Transactional Leader

This lesson describes the characteristics of a transactional leader. Discover how a transactional leader depends on the concepts of actions and reactions to motivate, manage and guide employees to success.

The Servant Leader

4. The Servant Leader

If you've ever had a boss who has taken the blame for one of your errors, he or she may have been a servant leader. Find out in this lesson all the other characteristics of a servant leader.

The Laissez-faire Leader

5. The Laissez-faire Leader

This lesson describes the characteristics of the laissez-faire leader. Learn the characteristic style of this type of leader and what to expect from this leadership style.

The Participative or Democratic Leader

6. The Participative or Democratic Leader

Explore the approach that a participative or democratic leader takes. In this lesson, you'll learn about the advantages and the drawbacks associated with this particular leadership style.

The Authoritarian or Autocratic Leader

7. The Authoritarian or Autocratic Leader

If you've ever had to deal with a boss who's a control freak, this lesson on autocratic leaders may help you see your boss in a new light. Yes, there can be advantages when one person has complete control over decision making.

The Charismatic Leader

8. The Charismatic Leader

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to excel at being liked? Those people have what we call charisma. In this lesson, you'll explore how that charisma can be applied in a business management setting

The Situational Leader

9. The Situational Leader

Discover what makes the situational leader different from other types of leaders, following the contingency school of management. Learn how situational leadership is applied in the workplace.

The Bureaucratic Leader

10. The Bureaucratic Leader

You may hear people complain about the bureaucratic system and how it processes things slowly, but do you know why? This lesson describes characteristics of the bureaucratic leader. Learn how bureaucratic leadership can be used to improve businesses.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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