Ch 10: Leading in Organizations: Help and Review

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The Leading in Organizations chapter of this Introduction to Management Help and Review course is the simplest way to master leadership styles. 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 leading in organizations.

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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 the different leadership styles and functions.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about leading in organizations.
  • 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 Leading in Organizations 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 Leading in Organizations 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:

  • How do organizational leaders influence employees and help them achieve goals?
  • What is the difference between a leader and manager?
  • What role does leading play in management?
  • How do people-oriented and task-oriented people differ?
  • What are the different types of leaders and their styles?
  • How do personal power and positional power differ?

25 Lessons in Chapter 10: Leading in Organizations: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Leadership: Leaders & Their Role in Organizations

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.

Management vs. Leadership: The Difference Between a Manager & Leader

2. Management vs. Leadership: The Difference Between a Manager & Leader

Are all managers leaders? Are all leaders managers? This lesson presents arguments that place a manager and a leader into two separate categories, each with their own defining characteristics.

Leading as a Function of Management

3. Leading as a Function of Management

This lesson teaches you about leading as a function of management by examining the surprising similarities between two very different leadership scenarios: leadership at war and leadership in the workplace.

Leadership Orientation: Task-Oriented & People-Oriented

4. 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.

The Transformational Leader

5. 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.

The Transactional Leader

6. 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.

The Servant Leader

7. 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.

The Laissez-faire Leader

8. 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.

The Participative or Democratic Leader

9. 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.

The Authoritarian or Autocratic Leader

10. 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.

The Charismatic Leader

11. 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

The Situational Leader

12. 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.

The Bureaucratic Leader

13. 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.

The Blake Mouton Managerial Grid: Five Leadership Styles

14. 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.

Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power

15. Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power

Managers require different types of power to make things happen in their organizations. This lesson focuses on positional power. There are three types of positional power that will be explained in this lesson, including legitimate, reward and coercive power.

Personal Power: Referent and Expert Power

16. Personal Power: Referent and Expert Power

Managers require different types of power to make things happen in their organizations. This lesson focuses on the second type of power, known as personal power. There are two types of personal power that this lesson will explain, including expert and referent.

Top-Level Management: Definition, Functions & Responsibilities

17. Top-Level Management: Definition, Functions & Responsibilities

What kind of managerial skills are necessary for meeting the challenges of running an organization or large department? Learn more about how top-level managers need conceptual skills, human relations skills, and technical skills to be successful.

What Is Conflict Management? - Definition, Styles & Strategies

18. What Is Conflict Management? - Definition, Styles & Strategies

Wherever there are people, there always will be conflict. Managers have to deal with conflict in the workplace every day. Conflict management is the ability to be able to identify and handle conflicts sensibly, fairly, and efficiently.

Conflict Management Flashcards

Conflict Management Flashcards

This set of flashcards will examine the concept of managing conflict in the workplace and explore different conflict management styles to increase efficiency while working with others. It will also identify several theoretical strategies to resolve conflict and successfully meet the needs of all parties involved.

Directive Leadership Style: Definition & Concept

20. Directive Leadership Style: Definition & Concept

Different populations of workers call for different management styles. In this lesson, we will discuss the directive leadership style and learn when it is most effective.

Expert Power in Leadership: Definition & Examples

21. Expert Power in Leadership: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will find out what expert power is, learn some of its important concepts, and be provided examples illustrating its use. You'll also have an opportunity to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Formal Leadership: Definition & Explanation

22. Formal Leadership: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you'll learn what formal leadership is, including its key concepts. You'll have an opportunity to take a short quiz after the lesson to reinforce your knowledge.

Informal Leadership: Definition & Explanation

23. Informal Leadership: Definition & Explanation

Have you ever had a job where, even though you weren't a manager or supervisor, your co-workers looked to you to solve day-to-day problems as they came up? If so, then you're already familiar with informal leadership. This lesson defines informal leadership and gives an example.

Relationship Conflict and Management: Definition & Resolution Strategies

24. Relationship Conflict and Management: Definition & Resolution Strategies

In this lesson, you will learn about relationship conflict in organizations and strategies for its resolution. You will also have an opportunity to take a short quiz after the lesson to reinforce your knowledge.

What Is Autonomy in Management? - Definition & Examples

25. What Is Autonomy in Management? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about autonomy in management, what it is, and how it plays out in the workplace. We will also discuss its implications and look at some examples.

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