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Leadership – The ability to move or influence others toward achieving individual or group goals.
Can you think of an example of a leader? Bell Work: What is your definition of a leader?
At your table: As a group, create a definition for leadership. Each person must contribute to the discussion/definition.
I have noticed: Leadership passes from person to person as each gives ideas or contributes to group goals.
Do you ever try to influence the behavior of other people so that something specific is accomplished? The ability to influence behavior is a key element of leadership.
What is the difference between a leader and a boss?
Leadership is often confused with being bossy. Boss Assign tasks Says, “I” Says, “Go” Drives people Depends on authority Creates fear Leader Sets the pace Says, “We” Says, “Let’s go” Guides people Depends on good will Develops confidence
Warren Bennis said: Leadership is like the abominable snowman, whose footprints are everywhere but who is nowhere to be seen. Leadership is like love. We cannot define it or teach it, yet we can always identify it. We know when it is present and when we need it but cannot ensure its expression or continuation. To an extent it is like beauty, it is hard to define but you know it when you see it.
Discuss with your table: Are you a leader? How can you become a leader? 4H FFA FBLA FCCLA Science Club Sports Community Service
Studies show that students who were more active in educational student organizations were rated higher by instructors at the time of graduation on leadership, citizenship, character, willingness to accept responsibility, confidence in self and work, and cooperative spirit and effort.
Virtual Leadership Webpage: Were any definitions of leadership surprising or very different from the others? What aspects of leadership were included on webpages that you had thought about? Which qualities of leadership can be learned? What did you discover about someone else in the group? What did you like the most from someone else’s page?
Authoritarian Democratic Laissez Faire Leadership Categories
Authority Goals Task oriented Rules Roles Formal Relationship Focus on implementing procedures Policy and Organization Charts Authoritarian or Structural
Provide clear expectations for what needs to be done, when it should be done, and how it should be done. There is also a clear division between the leader and the followers. Authoritarian leaders make decisions independently with little or no input from the rest of the group. Researchers found that decision-making was less creative under authoritarian leadership. Lewin also found that it is more difficult to move from an authoritarian style to a democratic style than vice versa. Abuse of this style is usually viewed as controlling, bossy, and dictatorial. Authoritarian leadership is best applied to situations where there is little time for group decision-making or where the leader is the most knowledgeable member of the group. Authoritarian or Structural
Share decision making Meet needs Provide support Feeling Oriented Motivation Believe in people Visible and accessible Democratic or Participant
Generally the most effective leadership style. Democratic leaders offer guidance to group members, but they also participate in the group and allow input from other group members. In Lewin’s study, children in this group were less productive than the members of the authoritarian group, but their contributions were of a much higher quality. Democratic (Participative) Leadership
Believes the group can function on its own. They really don’t need a leader. Researchers found that children under delegative leadership, also known as laissez- fair leadership, were the least productive of all three groups. The children in this group also made more demands on the leader, showed little cooperation and were unable to work independently.laissez- fair leadership Laissez-Faire
The Big Picture – Leaders are not born, they are made
What type of leader are you? http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/su rvstyl.html