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Categories of Leadership Objectives 1.Describe the Various Leadership Styles. 2.Explain the Relationship Between Leadership Categories, Behavior, & Employment Leadership Committee May 2007
Trait Assumes that some people are natural leaders who possess certain traits that others dont. Early researchers believed that leaders had unique qualities or traits that distinguished them from their peers.
Trait Trait research has focused on identifying leadership traits, developing trait measurement methods, and using the methods to select leaders. The trait approach has been largely unsuccessful in identifying universal leadership characteristics.
Power & Influence Explains leadership effectiveness in terms of the amount and type of power a leader possesses Leadership is more about influence, than power.
Behavioral Leadership Assumes that there are distinctive styles that effective leaders use consistently. –Authoritarian style –Democratic style
Situational Leadership Referred to as Contingency Leadership Comes from the fact that the emergence or effectiveness of any style is contingent on the situation in which the leader is operating.
Traditional The approach emphasizes getting things done within the umbrella of the status quo. It's considered to be a "by the book" approach in which the person works within the rules. As such, it's commonly seen in large, bureaucratic organizations.
Popularity Referred to as cognitive leadership Leadership is often bestowed on those who really dont deserve it. Leadership should not be a popularity contest. Leadership is all about getting results and meeting goals and objectives.
Three Classic Leadership Styles The Laissez Faire Leadership Style The Autocratic Leadership Style The Participative Leadership Style
Combination Unites all of the previous leadership models and styles Should be viewed through four frames or images of leadership: authoritarian, democratic, political, and traditional
The Laissez Faire Leadership Style The style is largely a "hands off" view that tends to minimize the amount of direction and face time required. Works well if you have highly trained and highly motivated direct reports.
The Autocratic Leadership Style The style has its advocates, but it is falling out of favor in many countries. Some people have argued that the style is popular with today's CEOs, who have much in common with feudal lords in medieval Europe.
The Participative Leadership Style It's hard to order and demand someone to be creative, perform as a team, solve complex problems, improve quality, and provide outstanding customer service. The style presents a happy medium between over controlling (micromanaging) and not being engaged and tends to be seen in organizations that must innovate to prosper.
Leadership Framework BE a professional. Examples: be loyal to the organization, perform selfless service, take personal responsibility. BE a professional who possess good character traits. Examples: honesty, competence, candor, commitment, integrity, courage, straightforwardness, imagination. KNOW the four factors of leadership - follower, leader, communication, situation. KNOW yourself. Examples: strengths and weakness of your character, knowledge, and skills.
Framework Cont. KNOW human nature. Examples: human needs, emotions, and how people respond to stress. KNOW your job. Examples: be proficient and be able to train others in their tasks. KNOW your organization. Examples: where to go for help, its climate and culture, who the unofficial leaders are. DO provide direction. Examples: goal setting, problem solving, decision making, planning.
Framework Cont. DO implement. Examples: communicating, coordinating, supervising, evaluating. DO motivate. Examples: develop moral and esprit in the organization, train, coach, counsel.