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1 Chapter 4 Leadership Slides developed by Ronald W. Toseland
State University of New York at Albany

2 Leadership The process of guiding the group
Task leaders help members achieve goals Relationship leaders meet the socio-emotional needs of members Leadership is not static Reciprocal, transactional, transformational, cooperative and adaptive

3 Two Types of Leadership
The designated leader(s) The indigenous leader(s) Stimulate and support indigenous leadership Members begin to feel they have power, influence, control and a stake in the group outcome Exercises their abilities; build self-esteem Gender and indigenous leadership

4 Power and Leadership Two kinds of power
Actual power Attributed power Attributed power –perception among group members and others outside the group Workers’ ability to lead

5 Power and Leadership Comes from a variety of sources: professional status, education, & organizational position Boundaries between leader and member roles, fees for service, leader accounts for the group’s success

6 Actual Power Connection power Expert power Information power
Legitimate power Reference power Reward power Coercive power

7 Methods for Sharing Power
Encourage member-to-member rather than member-to-leader communication Ask for members’ input into the agenda and future direction of the group Support indigenous leadership when it starts to occur –except if leader is a bully/gang leader Encourage attempts at mutual sharing and mutual aid among members Model and teach selected leadership skills early in the group Use naturally occurring events in the group to encourage leadership (ex. a member’s specific knowledge on a particular topic)

8 Theories of Group Leadership
Old model – laissez-faire, democratic, autocratic Newer models – situational, interactive, transformative

9 Factors Influencing Group Leadership
Leadership expectations of members Way leadership was obtained Competition between designated and indigenous leadership Needs, tasks, and goals of the group as a whole The task and socio-emotional skills of members The nature of authority in and outside the group The environmental demands placed on the group

10 Interactive Group Leadership
No one model of group leadership Leadership depends on Purpose of the group Type of problem The environment Physical setting, agency and organization, social environment

11 Interactive Group Leadership
The group as a whole Size and physical arrangements Time limits Group dynamics Open and closed membership Stages of group development

12 Interactive Group Leadership
The group members Members’ characteristics Extent of participation The group leader Power base; skill level Personality Service technology

13 Group Leadership Skills
Facilitating group processes Attending and responding to others Expressing self Focusing group communication Making group processes explicit Clarifying content Cuing, blocking and guiding interaction

14 Group Leadership Skills
Data gathering and assessment Identifying thoughts, feelings, and behaviors Requesting information, questioning, and probing Summarizing and partializing Synthesizing thoughts, feelings and actions Analyzing information

15 Group Leadership Skills
Action Supporting Reframing and redefining Linking members’ communications Directing Giving advise, suggestions, instructions

16 Group Leadership Skills
Providing resources Disclosure Modeling, role playing, rehearsing and coaching Confronting Resolving Conflicts

17 Leadership Style What is your leadership style?
Leadership Comfort Scale Beliefs About Structure Scale How Members Achieve Change Scale

18 Co-leadership Benefits of Co-leadership Source of support
Feedback and professional development Training for inexperienced leaders Communication, interaction, dispute resolution Assistance during therapeutic interventions Help setting limits and structuring the group

19 Co-leadership Disadvantages More expensive
Need to coordinate planning between meetings Need to act as models Conflict and tension can occur between seasoned and new leaders Conflict can negatively affect group outcomes

20 Issues Co-leaders Should Talk Over
Leadership style Strengths and weaknesses How you believe people change and how you will intervene Expectations for group accomplishments Your roles in the group

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