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Ch 3: Contemporary Leadership & Management Theories

About This Chapter

Leadership and management theories and practices are useful tools used to improve employee productivity. This lesson was made to help managerial employees study models and theories of contemporary management and leadership, they may implement then in the workplace.

Contemporary Leadership & Management Theories - Chapter Summary

There is more to being a manager than just keeping track of employees' productivity and making sure work gets done. These lessons were made to reinforce managerial employees' understanding of the theories and models of contemporary leadership and management. Have your managerial employees complete this chapter to study information about:

  • How good leadership affects employee performance
  • The leader-member exchange theory
  • How the path-goal style of leadership works
  • Hersey-Blanchard's model of situational leadership
  • The five styles in the Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid
  • Differences between managers and leaders
  • The development of modern management theories
  • The importance of quality management systems

How It Helps

  • Builds positive management-employee relationships: These lessons will provide your managerial employees with a review of things they can do to build trust with the employees that work under then.
  • Improves productivity: Managers who study and implement contemporary models and theories of management and leadership may be able to improve the productivity of the workplace and the workers.
  • Teaches new skills: After these lessons, your managerial employees should be able to implement new strategies and leadership models of contemporary leadership.

Skills covered

By the end of this chapter, managerial employees will be able to:

  • Use goal-setting to help promote employee productivity
  • Develop trusting relationships with employees
  • Establish paths to goal achievement using the Path-Goal Theory of leadership
  • Use the four leadership styles of the Hersey-Blanchard's model of situational leadership
  • Take advantage of the Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid
  • Differentiate between leadership and management

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Contemporary Leadership & Management Theories
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Leadership: Leaders & Their Role in Organizations

1. Leadership: Leaders & Their Role in Organizations

Leadership is the action of leading employees to achieve goals. It plays an important role in employee performance and productivity. Learn about how leaders influence employee behavior in this lesson.

Leader-Member Exchange Theory and Organizational Behavior

2. Leader-Member Exchange Theory and Organizational Behavior

As we work with our managers and leaders, we begin to develop a level of trust between us. The employee trusts the leader will be good and fair, and the leader also develops trust in the employee's ability to do his job.

The Path-Goal Theory and Leadership Styles

3. The Path-Goal Theory and Leadership Styles

Path-Goal is a type of leadership theory that focuses on establishing a clear path to goal achievement. Leadership styles that are associated with this theory include: achievement-oriented, directive, participative and supportive leadership.

Hersey-Blanchard's Model of Situational Leadership

4. Hersey-Blanchard's Model of Situational Leadership

Hersey-Blanchard's Model of Situational Leadership assumes that follower maturity is a major indicator of an employee's readiness to perform work. There are four leadership styles associated with the model: delegating, participating, selling and telling.

The Blake Mouton Managerial Grid: Five Leadership Styles

5. The Blake Mouton Managerial Grid: Five Leadership Styles

Learn about the Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid, which includes five styles of leadership: impoverished, country club, produce or perish, middle-of-the-road and team leader. We'll also explore how leadership style is determined by a manager's degree of concern for people or concern for production.

Management vs. Leadership: The Difference Between a Manager & Leader

6. Management vs. Leadership: The Difference Between a Manager & Leader

Are all managers leaders? Are all leaders managers? This lesson presents arguments that place a manager and a leader into two separate categories, each with their own defining characteristics.

Modern Theory of Management

7. Modern Theory of Management

Modern management theory has changed the way managers look at their jobs. Advancements and refinements in management theory and practice have enabled managers and managerial systems to evolve. In this lesson, we will look at modern management theories.

What Is Quality Management System? - Definition & Examples

8. What Is Quality Management System? - Definition & Examples

Even if a company isn't concerned about producing a world-class product, quality still needs to be a primary goal. In this lesson, you'll learn about quality management systems - what they are, how they work, and why they are so important.

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