Ch 4: ORELA Business Education: Leading in Management

About This Chapter

The short, interesting, and colorful video and text lessons in this chapter will help you distinguish between a transformational and participative leader. They will assist with your recollection of leading in management for the ORELA Business Education exam.

ORELA Business Education: Leading in Management - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will be able to watch 5-10 minute interesting videos and read brief text lessons about types of leaders, such as servant and authoritarian leaders. Test how well you know how leading can be used as a management tool. After finishing this chapter you will be able to answer exam questions about the following:

  • Leading as a management tool
  • Task-orientated versus people oriented leadership
  • Definition of transformational, transactional, servant, and laissez-faire leaders
  • Characteristics of a participative leader, democratic leader, authoritarian leader, and autocratic leader
  • Examples of charismatic, situational, and bureaucratic leaders

If you need to contact our expert instructors with a question, you can use the Help tab. The lesson transcripts not only allow you to read through the lessons, but to produce your own off-line study materials. Each transcript contains important vocabulary words in bold print.

ORELA Business Education: Leading in Management Objectives

Some of the questions on the relevant section of the ORELA Business Education exam will ask you to showcase your knowledge of leadership and management in business. The Business Management, Law, and Ethics section of the exam makes up 19% of the complete 150 multiple-choice exam. The topics of this chapter's study aids are found in that particular section.

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: ORELA Business Education: Leading in Management
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Leading as a Function of Management

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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.

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