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Workplace Leadership - Chapter Summary
These lessons will improve your understanding of workplace leadership. Take a look at a comparison in leadership styles across cultures, servant leaders, and task-oriented versus people-oriented leadership orientation. Enhance your ability to understand lessons topics that include:
- Leaders and the leadership role in an organization
- Definition and types of personal power
- An explanation of empowerment in management
- Leadership behavioral theories versus trait theories
- Fiedler's contingency theory
- Path-goal theory
- An example of leader substitute model
- Transformational leaders
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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. 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.
3. 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.
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.
5. Differences in Leadership Styles Across Cultures
Leadership styles differ across the different cultures around the world. In this lesson, we will discuss European leadership, Japanese leadership, and leadership in the United States.
6. Personal Power: Definition & Types
In this lesson, we will define and explore five different types of personal power, including reward, coercive, legitimate, expert, and referent power, and look at examples that go along with each type of personal power.
7. Empowerment in Management: Definition & Explanation
Empowerment is a management concept that can result in higher productivity and job satisfaction in your organization. But, what does it really involve, and how do you implement it? Watch this lesson to find out.
8. Trait Theories vs. Behavioral Theories of Leadership
There are many different theories on leadership. In this lesson, we will explore the trait and behavioral theories and explain how they apply to leadership.
9. Contingency Theory: Definition & Significance to Organizational Behavior
Contingency Theory is the theory that one method of leadership does not fit all situations. Contingency Theory can be used in any environment. This lesson will define contingency theory and discuss its significance.
10. Contingency Theory: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior
The contingency theory focuses on specific situational factors that can affect the direct relationships between independent and dependent variables. The theory explains that there is not an exact science to organizational behavior.
11. Fiedler's Contingency Theory & a Leader's Situational Control
Fiedler's contingency theory states that there are three elements that dictate a leader's situational control. The three elements are task structure, leader/member relations, and positioning power.
12. 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.
13. Leader Substitutes Model: Definition & Example
Most experts agree that effective leadership is one of the most critical aspects of an organization. However, there are times where leadership is not needed. This lesson will review the leader substitutes model and how it applies to business.
14. 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.
15. Gender and Leadership Styles: Stereotypes & Differences
Stereotypes begin during childhood and follow us throughout our lives. Many of us can just brush them off and go on with our lives, but when it happens in the workplace, it may pose a problem. In this lesson, we will learn the truths about gender stereotypes and leadership styles.
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