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Ch 15: Leadership in Organizational Behavior

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Watch video lessons, and learn about the different aspects of leadership in organizational behavior. Use the self-assessment quizzes to test your knowledge of key concepts.

Leadership in Organizational Behavior - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Have you ever been in an organization where there was no leader? Chances are you probably haven't. Why is that? Why do we usually adopt a leader within an organization? You may already realize that leaders serve as the person who manages everyone else in the group and ensures things run smoothly. In this chapter, you will learn even more about leaders and leadership. You'll get to find out about topics that include:

  • The role of leaders
  • Differences in leadership and power
  • The definition of reward power
  • Two types of positional power
  • The concept of Kanter
  • Nine influence tactics

VideoObjective
Leadership: Leaders & Their Role in Organizations Find out what leadership is and the role it plays in an organization.
Management vs. Leadership: The Difference Between a Manager & Leader Study the differences in a manager and a leader.
Leading as a Function of Management Learn about the leading function of management.
Differences Between Power, Leadership, Authority & Influence Examine the differences in power, leadership, authority and influence.
Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power Explore the types of positional power - legitimate, reward and coercive.
Personal Power: Referent and Expert Power Take a look at expert and referent personal power.
Kanter and Korda: The Symbols of Power Discover the concepts of Kanter and Korda.
Dependency as a Source of Power Study how dependency and power are related.
The Nine Influence Tactics Used in Organizational Behavior Learn about the nine power/influence tactics.
Legitimate and Illegitimate Political Behavior in Organizations Find out about the difference in legitimate and illegitimate political behavior.
What Is Political Behavior? - Definition, Causes & Consequences Study political behavior, including the causes and consequences.
Using Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Take a look at emotional intelligence and how it relates to leadership.
The Importance of Trust in Leadership in Business Discover the role of trust in leadership.
What Is Management by Objective? - Defining the MBO Process See what management by objective is.

10 Lessons in Chapter 15: Leadership in Organizational Behavior
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.

Dependency as a Source of Power

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

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