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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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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