Ch 4: Styles of Leadership

About This Chapter

The Styles of Leadership chapter of this Leadership Study Guide course is the simplest way to learn about different leadership styles. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of leadership styles.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning about leadership styles will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the different styles of leadership. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding business leadership
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about leadership (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about leadership styles
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra leadership learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Styles of Leadership chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Styles of Leadership chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any leadership question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts covered in an organizational leadership styles unit of a standard business leadership course. Topics covered include:

  • The Blake Mouton managerial grid
  • Leadership orientation
  • Bureaucratic, situational, and servant leadership styles
  • Transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire styles of leadership
  • Participative and authoritarian leadership styles
  • Charismatic style of leadership

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Styles of Leadership
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Leadership Orientation: Task-Oriented & People-Oriented

1. 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

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.

The Transactional Leader

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.

The Servant Leader

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.

The Laissez-faire 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.

The Participative or Democratic Leader

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.

The Authoritarian or Autocratic Leader

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.

The Charismatic Leader

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

The Situational Leader

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.

The Bureaucratic Leader

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.

The Blake Mouton Managerial Grid: Five Leadership Styles

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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