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Ch 8: Leadership Styles in Business

About This Chapter

Watch online business leadership video lessons and learn about different types of leaders and leadership styles. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these business topics.

Leadership Styles in Business: Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Business managers have a wide variety of established leadership styles at their disposal, though most managers can be described as one type of leader or another, such as a transformational or situational leader. In this chapter, our instructor introduces students to different leadership styles and orientations, as well as several different types of leaders. Students will also learn the differences and similarities between task-oriented and people-oriented leadership practices. All of the characteristics of the different types of leaders are taught to students through real-world examples and personal storytelling. Our instructor will also introduce and define various important vocabulary terms throughout the chapter. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between task-oriented and people-oriented leaders
  • Describe the characteristics of different types of leaders and leadership styles
  • Compare traditional and new leadership theories
  • Describe the 5 Ps of leadership and how managers can apply them

Video Objective
Leadership Orientation: Task-Oriented & People-Oriented Understand the difference between task-oriented and people-oriented leaders.
Classical Leadership: Theories, Overview Learn details about the four classical leadership theories.
What is New Leadership Theory? Define the new leadership theory and how it compares to traditional leadership theories.
Leadership Style & Fit in the Workplace Establish how different types of leadership styles fit into different types of jobs.
Using the 5Ps Leadership Analysis Discuss the five Ps of leadership (personal attributes, position, purpose, procedure/process, and product) and how to use them.

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