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Ch 11: Leadership Theory: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Leadership Theory chapter of this Introduction to Management Help and Review course is the simplest way to master leadership theory. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of leadership theory.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding introductory management will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding leadership styles and theoretical approaches.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about leadership theory.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra management learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Leadership Theory chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Leadership Theory chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are the basic elements of Fiedler's Contingency Theory?
  • What styles of leadership are found in Hersey-Blanchard's Model of Situational Leadership?
  • What is the main focus of Path-Goal leadership theory?
  • What are the key characteristics found in Machiavellian personalities?

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Leadership Theory: Help and Review
Fiedler's Contingency Theory & a Leader's Situational Control

1. Fiedler's Contingency Theory & a Leader's Situational Control

Fiedler's contingency theory states that there are three elements that dictate a leader's situational control. The three elements are task structure, leader/member relations, and positioning power.

Hersey-Blanchard's Model of Situational Leadership

2. Hersey-Blanchard's Model of Situational Leadership

Hersey-Blanchard's Model of Situational Leadership assumes that follower maturity is a major indicator of an employee's readiness to perform work. There are four leadership styles associated with the model: delegating, participating, selling and telling.

The Path-Goal Theory and Leadership Styles

3. 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.

Machiavellianism in Organizations: Justifying the Means by the Ends

4. Machiavellianism in Organizations: Justifying the Means by the Ends

Manipulation can be a powerful tool that is frequently put into practice by people who have a Machiavellian personality. This lesson describes characteristics of Machiavellianism in both high and low Machs.

Legitimate Power in Leadership: Definition & Example

5. Legitimate Power in Leadership: Definition & Example

Legitimacy in leadership is one of the most important concepts in leadership and management. In this lesson, you will learn what legitimate power is. You'll also see an example of how an effective leader can augment legitimate authority.

What is Executive Presence? - Definition & Examples

6. What is Executive Presence? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore executive presence. We will first define the term and, through examples, we'll learn what characteristics a leader with executive presence possesses. You can test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

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