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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
Successful organizations have good leaders who motivate employees to be productive and help an organization achieve its goals. Learn about both formal and informal leadership roles in organizations and the types of leadership actions that are effective to promote organizational success.
2. Leadership Orientation: Task-Oriented & People-Oriented
Task-oriented leaders and people-oriented leaders have different leadership orientations to get things done. Discover what are the main characteristics involved in these leadership orientations and how to differentiate between each of them.
3. The Blake Mouton Managerial Grid: Five Leadership Styles
The Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid is a tool that helps managers understand their predominant style of leadership based on the degree of emphasis they place on their concern for people and their concern for production. Explore the five styles of leadership that this grid can show and discover their individual characteristics.
4. The Transformational Leader
When used appropriately, transformational leadership can be the most effective leadership style, influencing and enabling followers to maximize their potential. Learn how transformational leadership differs from other leadership styles and explore the four techniques used by transformational leaders to motivate their followers.
5. The Transactional Leader
A transactional leader depends on the concepts of actions and reactions to motivate, manage and guide employees to success. Learn about how transactional leaders use extrinsic rewards to motivate employees, what are the benefits of this type of leadership, and how do they increase employees' accountability.
6. The Charismatic Leader
Charisma is one of the things that makes a leader to be respected, admired, and followed. Discover what charisma is, how can leaders use this quality to influence subordinates for the better, and when charisma could turn into a negative thing for an organization.
7. The Bureaucratic Leader
High risk organizations often need leadership that uses a more rigid style, such as bureaucratic leadership. Learn about the needs of high risk organizations and how bureaucratic leadership can address these needs; but understand that bureaucratic leadership is not always appropriate, especially in organizations that need to be flexible.
8. The Situational Leader
The situational leader knows how to choose their management style depending on each particular situation. Learn how situational leadership is applied in the workplace, where did this term come from, and see an illustrative example.
9. The Laissez-faire Leader
The laissez-faire leader is someone who gives their employees autonomy and freedom to do their tasks and make their own decisions. Learn about the characteristics and benefits of this leadership style and what are the two types of laissez-faire leaders.
10. The Servant Leader
Servant leadership is based on the concept that to be a good leader, one must first be a good servant. Learn about servant leadership, including how it is practiced and how it can be useful in an organization.
11. The Authoritarian or Autocratic Leader
Authoritarian or autocratic leaders practice a leadership style where they take all the decisions and cannot be questioned by subordinates. Explore what autocratic leaders do, what this leadership style could cause to subordinates, and when this type of leadership could be beneficial.
12. The Participative or Democratic Leader
The participative or democratic leader empowers employees by including them in the decision-making process, although sometimes at the cost of speed. Explore the strengths and weaknesses of the participative or democratic leader.
13. The Path-Goal Theory and Leadership Styles
The Path-Goal Theory of leadership explains the leadership styles that can help organizations achieve goals. Learn about the theory and explore some of the leadership styles it explains, including achievement-oriented, directive, participative and supportive leadership.
14. Fiedler's Contingency Theory & a Leader's Situational Control
Fiedler's contingency theory explains that there are various leadership styles for different situations. Learn about Fiedler's contingency theory and the factors that affect leadership styles.
15. Hersey-Blanchard's Model of Situational Leadership
Hersey-Blanchard's Model of Situational Leadership argues that leaders should adjust their leadership style to match the situation. Learn how the maturity of followers helps determine a leader's style, including delegating, participating, selling, and telling.
16. What is a Dictatorship? - Definition, Facts, Characteristics & Examples
Dictatorships rest political control in the hands of one individual, or a small group, that rules without checks and balances. Understand life in this type of government through a definition, as well as some facts, characteristics and examples.
17. What is a Leader? - Definition, Qualities & Characteristics
In the management context, a leader is defined as someone who performs managerial roles in an organization, such as decision making and implementing plans. Learn about the components of the leader managerial role and other management roles that Henry Mintzberg defines.
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
An example of strategic leadership is when a leader encourages workers to consider the future of the company when making decisions. Explore the definition, characteristics, benefits, and challenges of employing the theory through examples of strategic leadership.
20. Leadership Qualities of Steve Jobs
An innovator is someone who develops a product that changes the way life is lived, and Steve Jobs may be one of the most prominent modern figures of innovation. Explore how Jobs' adaptability, leadership qualities, passion, and even failures led to this innovator's success.
21. Leadership Qualities of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela was a man known for his leadership and activism against inequality in South Africa. Discover the leadership qualities of Nelson Mandela, which included sharp focus, solid integrity, strong passion, and unrelenting persistence.
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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