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Ch 10: Organizational Leadership & Management Theories

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Work through this chapter at your own pace to study organizational management and leadership theories. The chapter can be used for test preparation, homework help, tutoring and professional skill development.

Organizational Leadership & Management Theories - Chapter Summary

Study this chapter at any time to review theories of organizational leadership and management. These concise and informative video lessons are taught by expert instructors who present leadership roles, theories, models and styles in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the roles of leaders in organizations
  • Interpret Hersey-Blanchard's situation leadership model
  • Summarize the modern theory of management, the leader-member exchange theory and the path-goal theory
  • Describe the five leadership styles that are shown on the Blake Mouton managerial grid
  • Differentiate between leadership and management
  • Recognize the components of a quality management system

You'll be able to check your understanding of these theories by taking the chapter's interactive self-assessment quizzes. Each video lesson contains a timeline that allows you to jump to important terms, examples and concepts. You can also print the lesson transcripts if you want to study offline. You can use any computer or mobile device to access the material, and feel free to reach out to our instructors if you have any questions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Organizational Leadership & Management Theories
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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.

Leader-Member Exchange Theory and Organizational Behavior

2. Leader-Member Exchange Theory and Organizational Behavior

As we work with our managers and leaders, we begin to develop a level of trust between us. The employee trusts the leader will be good and fair, and the leader also develops trust in the employee's ability to do his job.

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.

Hersey-Blanchard's Model of Situational Leadership

4. 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 Blake Mouton Managerial Grid: Five Leadership Styles

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

Modern Theory of Management

7. Modern Theory of Management

Modern management theory has changed the way managers look at their jobs. Advancements and refinements in management theory and practice have enabled managers and managerial systems to evolve. In this lesson, we will look at modern management theories.

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