Ch 6: MTEL Business: Leadership Theories

About This Chapter

Enhance and reinforce your knowledge of leadership styles, theories and models in preparation for the MTEL Business exam. These lessons cover a broad range of topics that will enable you to approach the exam with confidence.

MTEL Business: Leadership Theories - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers an in-depth examination and review of leadership styles and theories and forms of power, focusing on their role in business development and management. The lessons contain the following additional materials:

  • Situational control: Fiedler's Contingency Theory
  • Using the Hersey-Blanchard model of situational leadership
  • Styles of leadership and path-goal theory
  • Positional, legitimate and personal power

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MTEL Business: Leadership Theories Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Business exam is a computer-based test that is required as part of the teacher licensure process. This chapter falls within the competencies of Subarea I: Business Management. This subarea contains about 27 questions, and comprises 21% of the test. You will be expected to answer 100 multiple-choice questions and compose written responses to two open-ended assignments. Your written responses should be between 150 and 300 words long.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTEL Business: Leadership Theories
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Fiedler's Contingency Theory & a Leader's Situational Control

1. 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.

Hersey-Blanchard's Model of Situational Leadership

2. 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.

The Path-Goal Theory and Leadership Styles

3. 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.

Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power

4. 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

5. 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.

Legitimate Power in Leadership: Definition & Example

6. Legitimate Power in Leadership: Definition & Example

Legitimacy in leadership is one of the most important concepts in leadership and management. In this lesson, you will learn what legitimate power is. You'll also see an example of how an effective leader can augment legitimate authority.

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