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Ch 8: Leadership Styles in Business: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Leadership Styles in Business chapter of this College-Level Introduction to Business Help and Review course is the simplest way to master leadership styles in business. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of leadership styles in business.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college-level business material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn college-level business. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding task-oriented leadership or working with people-oriented leadership
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business topics (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about leadership styles in business
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra business learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Leadership Styles in Business chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Leadership Styles in Business chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any business leadership styles question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Leadership Styles in Business unit of a standard college-level introduction to business course. Topics covered include:

  • Transformational and transactional leaders
  • Servant and laissez-faire leaders
  • Participative or democratic leaders
  • Authoritarian or autocratic leaders
  • Charismatic leaders
  • Situational and bureaucratic leaders

16 Lessons in Chapter 8: Leadership Styles in Business: Help and Review
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.

Referent Power in Leadership: Definition & Examples

2. Referent Power in Leadership: Definition & Examples

Referent power can be an effective means of leadership. In this lesson, you will learn what referent power is, some of its key concepts and be provided an example. You'll have a chance to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz after the lesson.

Peter Senge on Leadership: Overview

3. Peter Senge on Leadership: Overview

Peter Senge is probably best known for his writings on how companies can become learning organizations that continually adapt to changing market conditions. Key to this model is a change in the definition of leadership. In this lesson we'll discuss the learning organization, and the types of leaders it needs to be successful.

Political Influences on Business: Overview

4. Political Influences on Business: Overview

In this lesson, you'll learn about different ways that political processes influence and direct business practices within a country. We'll also explore the political implications for international businesses.

Supportive Leadership Style: Definition & Explanation

5. Supportive Leadership Style: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson you will learn about supportive leadership style and some of its important concepts. You will have an opportunity to take a short quiz after the lesson to reinforce your knowledge.

What Is Charisma in Leadership? - Definition & Explanation

6. What Is Charisma in Leadership? - Definition & Explanation

There are many different styles of leadership. This lesson examines charismatic leadership and the positive and negative consequences in the modern business world.

Project Management Leadership: Styles & Importance

7. Project Management Leadership: Styles & Importance

Have you wondered what kind of leader you are? Do you have a style? In this lesson, we'll learn the importance of choosing a leadership style while fulfilling the role of project manager. We'll also look at some more common types of styles.

Leadership Communication: Importance & Styles

8. Leadership Communication: Importance & Styles

In this lesson we will learn about leadership communication. We will first learn why it is important by exploring some crucial qualities of a leader. We will then look at a variety of leadership communication styles and why they work well.

The Transformational Leader

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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 Bureaucratic Leader

16. 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.

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