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Ch 5: CSET Business - Leadership

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Let us increase your understanding of business leadership. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide instruction and examples to help you correctly answer related questions on the CSET Business Subtest I.

CSET Business Subtest I: Leadership - Chapter Summary

Develop your understanding of leadership and prepare for the CSET Business Subtest I with the video lessons in this chapter. These tutorials cover leadership concepts such as the following to help you handle related CSET questions:

  • Differentiating between formal and informal leadership
  • Recognizing the differences between management and leadership
  • Defining and understanding various types of leadership
  • Understanding the Hersey-Blanchard Model of Situational Leadership
  • Comprehending Fiedler's contingency theory
  • Grasping the path-goal leadership styles theory
  • Identifying different forms of power
  • Examining the Vroom-Yetton-Jago Normative Decision Model

These videos offer brief but comprehensive instruction in leadership principles to support your preparation for the CSET Business Subtest I. Understanding the material in these lessons can support your overall grasp of leadership and its relevance and applications in the business arena.

Objectives of the CSET Business Subtest I: Leadership Chapter

The purpose of the CSET Business exam is to evaluate a potential teacher's knowledge of the business discipline and corresponding readiness to be certified to teach it. In this chapter on business leadership, lessons correlate with the first of three subtests on the business CSET. You can use the quizzes that accompany each video to assess how well you've assimilated the material, as well as to examine the types of questions you'll encounter when you take the CSET.

Subtest I comprises a little over 30% of the test and contains 42 questions. Of these, 20 are multiple-choice dealing with business management concepts, 20 are multiple-choice pertaining to marketing principles, and 2 are constructed-response, for which you will compose your own short or extended answer.

17 Lessons in Chapter 5: CSET Business - Leadership
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.

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

2. 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.

The Authoritarian or Autocratic Leader

3. 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 Bureaucratic Leader

4. 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.

The Charismatic Leader

5. 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 Transformational Leader

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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 Situational Leader

11. 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.

Hersey-Blanchard's Model of Situational Leadership

12. 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.

Fiedler's Contingency Theory & a Leader's Situational Control

13. Fiedler's Contingency Theory & a Leader's Situational Control

Fiedler's contingency theory states that there are three elements that dictate a leader's situational control. The three elements are task structure, leader/member relations, and positioning power.

The Path-Goal Theory and Leadership Styles

14. 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.

Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power

15. Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power

Managers require different types of power to make things happen in their organizations. This lesson focuses on positional power. There are three types of positional power that will be explained in this lesson, including legitimate, reward and coercive power.

Personal Power: Referent and Expert Power

16. Personal Power: Referent and Expert Power

Managers require different types of power to make things happen in their organizations. This lesson focuses on the second type of power, known as personal power. There are two types of personal power that this lesson will explain, including expert and referent.

The Vroom-Yetton Leader Participation Model: Rethinking Business Decision Making

17. The Vroom-Yetton Leader Participation Model: Rethinking Business Decision Making

Leaders in an organizational environment have to make decisions daily. The Vroom-Yetton-Jago Normative Decision Model helps explain when and how to have employees participate in decision making.

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