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Leadership Styles - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
There are many different types of leaders, and this chapter is going to break down all of them for you. View brief video lessons about the characteristics and utilization of these leaders in different situations. Use the quizzes at the end of each lesson to test just how much you've learned. Once you've finished this chapter, you will be knowledgeable of many different leadership styles and characteristics, including:
- Task-oriented versus people-oriented leadership styles
- Management style of a transformational leader opposed to a situational leader
- Transactional, bureaucratic, and servant leaders
- Laissez-faire leadership characteristics
- Disadvantages of participative leaders and advantages of authoritarian leaders
- The Blake Mouton managerial grid and the 5Ps Leadership Analysis
|Leadership Orientation: Task Oriented and People-Oriented||Compare characteristics of both task oriented leaders and people-oriented leaders.|
|The Transformational Leader||Distinguish the traits of a transformational leader.|
|The Transactional Leader||Differentiate the characteristics of a transactional leader.|
|The Servant Leader||Analyze the actions of a servant leader.|
|The Laissez-faire Leader||Outline the characteristics of a laissez-faire leader.|
|The Participative or Democratic Leader||Compare the advantages of a participative or democratic leader.|
|The Authoritarian or Autocratic Leader||Distinguish the amount of control the authoritarian or autocratic leader has over important matters.|
|The Charismatic Leader||Explain the ways in which the characteristics of a charismatic leader can be useful.|
|The Situational Leader||Summarize the ways in which a situational leader can be helpful.|
|The Bureaucratic Leader||Connect how the characteristics of a bureaucratic leader can make a business better.|
|The Blake Mouton Managerial Grid: Five Leadership Styles||Dissect the definition of Blake and Mouton's managerial grid.|
|Using the 5Ps Leadership Analysis||Consider the properties of the 5Ps Leadership Analysis.|
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. The Blake Mouton Managerial Grid: Five Leadership Styles
Learn about the Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid, which includes five styles of leadership: impoverished, country club, produce or perish, middle-of-the-road and team leader. We'll also explore how leadership style is determined by a manager's degree of concern for people or concern for production.
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