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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?
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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