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Leadership Styles in Organizational Behavior - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
If you take a look at several organizations, looking closely at their leaders, you are likely to see that they all seem to have their own leadership style. There is no one way to be a leader, and different types of leadership may be necessary for certain situations, employees, and organizations. The way a leader exhibits their leadership behavior is considered their leadership style. These leadership styles are the focus of this chapter. By completing the lessons, you will learn about topics such as:
- Task-oriented and people oriented leaders
- Leadership philosophies
- Leaders who are bureaucratic
- Transactional leaders
|Leadership Orientation: Task-Oriented & People-Oriented||Study the differences in task-oriented leaders and people-oriented leaders.|
|The Transactional Leader||Learn about transactional leaders.|
|The Bureaucratic Leader||Discover the style of a bureaucratic leader.|
|Leadership Philosophies: Types & Examples||Examine the various philosophies leaders practice.|
1. The Path-Goal Theory and Leadership Styles
Path-Goal is a type of leadership theory that focuses on establishing a clear path to goal achievement. Leadership styles that are associated with this theory include: achievement-oriented, directive, participative and supportive leadership.
2. Leadership Philosophies: Types & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about three basic leadership styles, some specific leadership approaches, and the leadership philosophy that is the best for a given situation.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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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- Personality and Behavior in Organizations
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- Attitudes and Values in the Workplace
- Perception and Attribution
- Employee Motivation
- Individual Decision Making in Organizations
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- Organizational Communication in Business
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- Group Decision Making
- Conflict in the Workplace
- Leadership in Organizational Behavior
- Organizational Structure and Design
- Job Design
- Organizational Culture
- Organizational Change and Organizational Behavior
- Career Management
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