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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
|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.|
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. Classical Leadership: Theories, Overview
In this lesson, you'll learn about the four classical leadership theories: trait theory, behavior theory, contingency theory, and transformational theory. In the end, you can test your understanding of these theories with a quiz.
3. What is New Leadership Theory?
In this lesson, we will discuss new leadership theory and define its meaning. The lesson will also review the different types of new leadership theories as well.
4. Leadership Style & Fit in the Workplace
In this lesson, we'll review several types of leadership styles and discuss characteristics of each. The lesson also provides examples of which styles fit which types of jobs.
5. Using the 5Ps Leadership Analysis
Defining leadership is a difficult task, so analyzing someone as a leader can be even more ambiguous. How can we decide if someone is a 'good' or 'bad' leader? In this lesson, we'll talk about how the 5Ps of leadership can help do just that.
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