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The Nature of Leadership in Organizational Behavior - Chapter Summary
These concise and information-packed video lessons on the nature of leadership in organizational behavior are a great way to refresh your knowledge of the topics covered. For instance, you can strengthen what you know about dependency as a source of power and legitimate political power in organizations. Professional instructors also clarify how influence and leadership are different. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:
- Recount the role of leaders in organizations
- Distinguish between management and leadership
- Explain how leading is a function of management
- Differentiate between power and authority
- Provide definitions for positional and personal power
- List multiple influence tactics employed in organizational behavior
- Discuss illegitimate political behavior in organizations
- Relate how emotional intelligence is used in leadership
These fun video lessons help you comprehend the nature of leadership in organizational behavior, and our instructors provide plenty of helpful examples. You are in complete control of the learning process, which means you can study all the lessons in order, or just the topics you still need to grasp. A short quiz is available for each lesson to confirm your comprehension of the concepts reviewed.
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. Differences Between Power, Leadership, Authority & Influence
When we look at power, we can associate it to many different aspects of the business world. We can look at authority, leadership, influence and power on their own. In this lesson, we will discuss these four aspects and show you the differences between them, yet how they can coexist.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Dependency as a Source of Power
Power is relative to how dependent people are on the resource that a person in power possesses. If someone possesses a valuable resource, they will likely have more power than someone who does not. We will discuss this aspect in this lesson.
8. The Seven Influence Tactics Used in Organizational Behavior
Power is not always used where we can see it. Sometimes, it is more a part of a person's actions than someone directly telling you to do something. In this lesson, we will address different power tactics and how they are sometimes used in the workplace.
9. Legitimate and Illegitimate Political Behavior in Organizations
Politics are present in just about every organization out there. The main issue is if those politics are legitimate or illegitimate and how they impact the work environment. We will look at this issue in this lesson.
10. Using Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
Many times managers or leaders focus on the functional aspects of the job you do, as opposed to the emotional intelligence that drives the way you do your job. In this lesson, we discuss emotional intelligence and how it relates to leadership.
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Other chapters within the DSST Organizational Behavior: Study Guide & Test Prep course
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- Research Methods in Organizational Psychology
- Management Roles & Functions
- Overview of Individual Behavior
- Personality & Social Behavior in Organizations
- Emotions & Moods in Organizations
- Overview of Attitudes & Values in the Workplace
- Managing Workplace Stress
- Ethics in the Workplace
- Perception & Attributional Bias in Organizational Behavior
- Learning in the Workplace
- Understanding Employee Motivation
- Individual Decision Making
- Introduction to Workforce Diversity
- Organizational Communication in the Workplace
- Groups, Teams & Group Decision Making
- Managing Conflict in the Workplace
- Leadership Theories & Styles in Organizational Behavior
- How Organizations are Structured & Designed
- Introduction to Organizational Culture
- Overview of Organizational Change
- Global Implications of Organizational Behavior
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- DSST Organizational Behavior Flashcards