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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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