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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a leadership types and styles unit of a standard business management course. Topics covered include:
- Leaders' roles in an organization
- Task and people-oriented leadership styles
- The Blake Mouton managerial grid
- Differences between transformational and transactional leaders
- Characteristics of charismatic leaders
- Qualities of bureaucratic and authoritarian leaders
- Character traits of participative and servant leaders
- Examples of situational leadership and Hersey-Blanchard's situational leadership model
- Attributes of laissez-faire leaders
- Leadership styles associated with the path-goal theory
- Fiedler's contingency theory
1. Leadership: Leaders & Their Role in Organizations
Leadership is the action of leading employees to achieve goals. It plays an important role in employee performance and productivity. Learn about how leaders influence employee behavior in this lesson.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. What is a Dictatorship? - Definition, Facts, Characteristics & Examples
Learn what a dictatorship is and discover some countries you may not have known are ruled by dictators. Learn what makes a dictatorship and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
17. What is a Leader? - Definition, Qualities & Characteristics
We've all been on teams with poor leaders, and some of us have been fortunate enough to work with strong leaders. But what is the definition of a leader? This lesson discusses one well known perspective of what a leader is in a managerial context.
18. Army Leadership: Attributes, Philosophy & Principles
In this lesson you will learn about the many attributes needed to be a part of army leadership. You will also learn of the philosophy and principles associated with army leadership.
19. Strategic Leadership: Definition, Characteristics & Examples
There are many different leadership types and theories. This lesson will look at one approach - strategic leadership - by defining it, describing its characteristics, and providing some examples.
20. Leadership Qualities of Steve Jobs
If you're looking for lessons in leadership, you couldn't do much better than a peek at the life of Steve Jobs. In this lesson, you'll learn more about some of the qualities and traits that made him an innovative leader.
21. Leadership Qualities of Nelson Mandela
In this lesson you will learn about leadership qualities that former South African President Nelson Mandela used to help unite a country that was divided by race. Let's explore the qualities that made him a great leader in South Africa and throughout the world.
22. How to Develop Leadership Skills
Leadership is a trait that nearly all employers want to have in their organizations, but just how do you get to be an effective leader? This lesson will outline some of the techniques that can be used to develop and improve on your own leadership.
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