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Leading in Organizations - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
If you're a manager, you might think that all you'll need to do the job right are some natural leadership qualities. But as you'll learn in these lessons, leadership is a part of management, but the two terms aren't synonyms. These lessons kick off with a discussion of the role leadership plays in an organization and an examination of the differences between a manager and a leader.
The role of leading as a function of management is also discussed in one lesson, and two different leadership styles - task-oriented and people-oriented - are also introduced. Other leadership styles, including transformational, transactional, servant, and laissez-faire leaders, each get significant attention. You will also learn about participative (or democratic), authoritarian (or autocratic), charismatic, situational, and bureaucratic leadership styles. Each of these different styles gets its own lesson and is explored with specific examples and storytelling.
In these lessons, you will also be introduced to something called the Blake Moulton Managerial Grid. Five different styles of leadership are included on this grid, and these styles include impoverished, country club, authoritarian, middle-of-the-road, and team style leadership. Finally, you'll learn the difference between positional power and personal power as they relate to leadership. You'll learn the three different types of positional power, including legitimate, reward, and coercive power. Additionally, you'll find out about the two different types of personal power, including expert and referent power.
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
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- Contemporary and Future School of Management Theory
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- Leadership Theory
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- Communication in the Workplace
- Controlling in Organizations
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