Ch 3: Types of Leadership in Business

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll find a series of bite-sized lessons and quizzes that cover different types of leadership in business. Complete this chapter to improve your business knowledge, prepare for exams, get ahead in class or bring up your grades.

Types of Leadership in Business - Chapter Summary

Follow along with our expert instructors to explore various business leadership types, styles and philosophies. After examining the characteristics of several leadership types, you'll learn how leadership plays into organizational change. These lessons are designed to be short and simple so you can quickly take away important leadership terms/concepts. The chapter also comes with interactive self-assessment quizzes to help you check your understanding of the material. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate different leadership philosophies
  • Differentiate between task-oriented and people-oriented leadership
  • Recognize the characteristics of transformational, transactional, charismatic, servant, laissez-faire, participative, authoritarian, situational and bureaucratic leaders
  • Explain the leadership styles that are found on the Blake Mouton managerial grid
  • Analyze the effects of leadership in regards to organizational change

13 Lessons in Chapter 3: Types of Leadership in Business
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Leadership Philosophies: Types & Examples

1. Leadership Philosophies: Types & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about three basic leadership styles, some specific leadership approaches, and the leadership philosophy that is the best for a given situation.

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 Charismatic Leader

5. 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 Servant Leader

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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 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.

The Blake Mouton Managerial Grid: Five Leadership Styles

12. 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.

Types of Leadership in Organizational Change: Analysis & Effects

13. Types of Leadership in Organizational Change: Analysis & Effects

Leadership styles affect the productivity of a team and the satisfaction of employees. While there are many styles of leadership, this lesson focuses on three key forms of leadership common in today's business organizations.

Chapter Practice Exam
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