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- People-oriented or task-oriented leadership
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- Charismatic leaders
- Democratic or participative leaders
- Laissez-faire leaders
- Servant leaders
- Situational leaders
- Transactional leaders
- Transformational leaders
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Span of Control in Management: Definition, Disadvantages & Advantages
Span of control in management has implications for work flow, communications, and opportunities for promotion in a company. Read on to learn what it is and how it impacts a company's results.
12. Card Stacking Propaganda: Definition & Examples
What is card stocking propaganda and how does it apply to the business field? This lesson defines the term and explores the concept through multiple examples.
13. Establishing a Sense of Urgency in Kotter's Model: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, we will explore the first stage (establishing a sense of urgency) of John Kotter's well-known 8-stage model of change. Kotter's model is useful to organizations of any size looking to implement critical strategic changes.
14. Extensive Decision Making: Definition & Examples
There are different levels of thought that go into a consumer's purchase decision. Sometimes a purchase decision can be made very quickly and easily - for example, what type of milk to buy at the grocery store. Other times the decision making process requires a little more thought and research. This article discusses Extensive Decision Making, which is the detailed process of seeking information and evaluating purchase alternatives in order to make a purchase decision.
15. Independent Thinking and Leadership: Definition & Skills
Today, companies are looking for individuals who can think independently and have the necessary leadership qualities to help make their organization successful. Explore what leadership and independent thinking are and learn about some of the most common skills and attributes that accompany both.
16. Institutional Power: Definition & Concept
Power is the ability to coerce or control people or situations, but what do we mean by 'institutional power?' Who holds institutional power, and how is it used? Let's take a closer look.
17. Lead Qualification: Process & Overview
Trying to sell to customers that don't need, don't want or can't afford your product or service is pointless. In this lesson, you'll learn about lead qualification, including what it is and the process by which it is done. A short quiz follows the lesson.
18. Limited Decision Making: Definition & Examples
The decision making process is divided into three basic categories: extensive, limited, and routine. This lesson takes a closer look at the category of consumer purchases that require limited decision making.
19. Micromanage: Definition & Concept
Have you ever been subject to an anal-retentive boss who just won't stop nitpicking? In this lesson, we'll learn about micromanagement, including why it can be a problem. A short quiz follows the lesson.
20. Organizing Process in Management: Steps, Overview
There are four parts to the management process. This lesson covers the second part, the organizing process, looking at how best to use the resources that you have in order to achieve your desired goal.
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