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Ch 16: Leadership in Organizational Behavior: Lesson Plans

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The Leadership in Organizational Behavior chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach organizational leadership 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 Conflict in the Workplace 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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Leaders and their roles
Management vs. leadership
Leading as a function of management
Definition of leadership, formal and informal leaders, duties of leadership
Differences between management and leadership
Examples of how managers can act as leaders
Tuesday Power, leadership, authority and influence
Positional power
Personal power
Differences between leadership, power, authority and influence
Legitimate, reward and coercive power
Expert and referent power
Wednesday Symbols of power
Dependency and power
Kanter's and Korda's perspectives on power, with examples
How dependency relates to power, how resource type dictates power
Thursday Influence tactics
Legitimate and illegitimate political behavior
Power tactics and how they can be applied in the workplace
Organizational politics, with examples of illegitimate and legitimate ways of obtaining an objective in the workplace
Friday Emotional intelligence for leadership
Management by objective (MBO)
Definition of emotional intelligence and how it can influence leadership
Overview of the MBO process, examples of how it can be applied

12 Lessons in Chapter 16: Leadership in Organizational Behavior: Lesson Plans
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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.

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.

Leading as a Function of Management

3. Leading as a Function of Management

This lesson teaches you about leading as a function of management by examining the surprising similarities between two very different leadership scenarios: leadership at war and leadership in the workplace.

Differences Between Power, Leadership, Authority & Influence

4. Differences Between Power, Leadership, Authority & Influence

When we look at power, we can associate it to many different aspects of the business world. We can look at authority, leadership, influence and power on their own. In this lesson, we will discuss these four aspects and show you the differences between them, yet how they can coexist.

Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power

5. 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

6. 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.

Kanter and Korda: The Symbols of Power

7. Kanter and Korda: The Symbols of Power

Power can be viewed by symbols. Some of those symbols can help individuals, while others can show just how much power one individual has over another. These two aspects, discussed by Kanter and Korda, will be reviewed in this lesson.

Dependency as a Source of Power

8. Dependency as a Source of Power

Power is relative to how dependent people are on the resource that a person in power possesses. If someone possesses a valuable resource, they will likely have more power than someone who does not. We will discuss this aspect in this lesson.

The Seven Influence Tactics Used in Organizational Behavior

9. The Seven Influence Tactics Used in Organizational Behavior

Power is not always used where we can see it. Sometimes, it is more a part of a person's actions than someone directly telling you to do something. In this lesson, we will address different power tactics and how they are sometimes used in the workplace.

Legitimate and Illegitimate Political Behavior in Organizations

10. Legitimate and Illegitimate Political Behavior in Organizations

Politics are present in just about every organization out there. The main issue is if those politics are legitimate or illegitimate and how they impact the work environment. We will look at this issue in this lesson.

Using Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

11. Using Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Many times managers or leaders focus on the functional aspects of the job you do, as opposed to the emotional intelligence that drives the way you do your job. In this lesson, we discuss emotional intelligence and how it relates to leadership.

What Is Management by Objective? - Defining the MBO Process

12. What Is Management by Objective? - Defining the MBO Process

Management by objective (MBO) changed the way many companies worked and functioned. With MBO, employees' input was sought out and used to help develop the goals and objectives for the organization.

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