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Ch 8: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Management & Leadership

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Explore these video lessons to enhance your current knowledge about management and leadership. You can also use the lesson quizzes to assess your knowledge of these topics that will be addressed on the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Management & Leadership - Chapter Summary

View these lessons to review how leadership can be used to improve the management system. Increase your chances of retaining the vital information that you will need to know to pass the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam by checking out the lessons from this chapter about the following:

  • The role of a leader in an organization
  • Comparing the roles of leaders and managers
  • The leading function of management
  • Task-oriented and people-oriented leadership
  • The Blake Mouton Managerial Grid
  • Positional and personal power
  • Responsibilities of top-level management
  • Leadership types, including the transformational, transactional, servant and laissez-faire leaders
  • Traits of a democratic or authoritarian leader
  • Charismatic, situational and bureaucratic leader types

If you aren't familiar with the all of these leadership styles, let our study materials get you up to speed before you take the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam. Start off by opening the chapter on our site and browsing through the lesson titles. You can select any lesson you want, and you can watch and re-watch them in any order. If you are uncertain about whether you are familiar with the information in each lesson, take a moment to scan through the lesson transcript found below the video. The lesson headings and the keywords in bold letters may help jog your memory. Another way to assess how much information you know about the topics in this chapter is answer the questions on the quizzes. After you view all the lessons, challenge yourself and see if you can pass the chapter exam.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Management & Leadership Chapter Objectives

Earning an endorsement to teach public school classes in business or marketing in Washington requires passing the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam. The computer-based test includes 110 multiple-choice questions. The test will evaluate your level of knowledge based on your ability to answer questions about five major domain areas of business and marketing. One of those areas is business management and law, and 17% of the questions on the exam are part of this domain area.

17 Lessons in Chapter 8: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Management & Leadership
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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.

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

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.

Leading as a Function of Management

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.

Leadership Orientation: Task-Oriented & People-Oriented

4. 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 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.

Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power

6. 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.

Personal Power: Referent and Expert Power

7. 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.

Top-Level Management: Definition, Functions & Responsibilities

8. Top-Level Management: Definition, Functions & Responsibilities

What kind of managerial skills are necessary for meeting the challenges of running an organization or large department? Learn more about how top-level managers need conceptual skills, human relations skills, and technical skills to be successful.

The Transformational Leader

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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.

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