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1 Chapter 8 Leadership in Management

2 Learning Objectives Describe the difference between a manager and a leader. Name the qualities needed to be a leader. Identify the three styles of leadership. Illustrate the advantages of working in teams.

3 Manager vs. Leader Manager – manages projects, people, and situations in a company. It’s a job. Leader – has a vision, which inspires others. Is a skill. It’s possible to be a good manager but not a good leader. Sometimes a good leader isn’t even the person in charge.


5 Leadership Qualities Motivation Confidence Communication Integrity

6 Motivation Means three different things: Having initiative.
Ability to motivate others. Have a goal. Example: Civil rights activist and theologian Martin Luther King, Jr.

7 Confidence The best way to lead others is to have self-confidence; acting sure of yourself. To lead you need a goal AND an idea on how to reach that goal. A confident leader is decisive.

8 Communication A good leader must have the ability to communicate with others. Has to be a good listener. By listening to people you can understand them better and get them more involved.

9 Integrity The most highly valued quality as a leader.
Holds principals of: Honesty Loyalty Fairness

10 Developing Leadership Skills
You can learn leadership skills in a number of ways: There are many books, videos, and courses on leadership. Work with someone who has leadership ability and study what he or she does. Join a club, a team, a drama group, or a community organization to develop communication skills. Take the initiative at school, at work, or in club activities.

11 Styles of Leadership Autocratic Democratic Free rein
There are three basic styles of leadership: Autocratic Democratic Free rein

12 Autocratic Leadership
Autocratic means “self-ruling.” Autocratic leadership is when you like to run everything yourself and answer to no one. Autocratic leaders assume people don’t like to work, that they avoid responsibility, and that they have to be watched all the time.

13 Autocratic Leadership Continue…
Autocratic leaders usually control their workers through fear and intimidation. The biggest problem with autocratic leaders is that people don’t like to work for them. An autocratic leader is useful in situations where it’s important to obey orders without question. An autocratic style rarely works in a business setting.

14 Democratic Leadership
Democratic leadership means that managers and employees work together to make decisions. A democratic leader assumes that people are not lazy and want to work. By showing your workers you have confidence in them, they are more likely to have confidence in you.

15 Free-Rein Leadership Another name for this type of leadership style is hands-off leadership. Giving managers and employees the power to run things and make decisions is called delegating.

16 Free-Rein Leadership Continue..
Giving managers and employees the power to run things and make decisions is called delegating. You don’t have the time to run everything yourself. You can focus on more important work. It gets your employees more involved. It gives your employees a chance to develop their own potential.

17 Free-Rein Leadership Continue..
You shouldn’t delegate if you’re doing it because you’re lazy, don’t have confidence, or don’t want the responsibility. That is not leadership Who you choose to delegate power to is a test of your leadership skill.

18 Self-Managed Teams Many companies have been putting workers on self-managed teams, or work groups that supervise themselves. By letting teams manage themselves, companies are able to get rid of many managing jobs and replace them with a team leader.

19 Self-Managed Teams Continue…
In a self-managed team, the leader is a team player rather than a boss. The leader doesn’t have to answer to upper management. The team usually works on a single project, like designing a video game. The team is more goal-oriented than task-oriented.

20 The Organization of Self-Managed Teams
Self-managed teams are organized in two ways: Each team member has a special skill, or the team selects one team leader. As team leader, you make decisions with the team. This makes everyone feel important so everyone contributes more.

21 The Organization of Self-Managed Teams Continue…
The advantages of self-managed teams are: They’re more goal-oriented than task-oriented. They’re faster and more efficient. Team members have a chance to learn each other’s jobs and obtain new skills. It simplifies the decision-making process. Team members learn to participate and cooperate with each other. Self-managed teams learn to solve their own problems.

22 Business Building Blocks
Making a Group Succeed Building a workable team isn’t always an easy task, because everyone is different.

23 Tips for Teamwork Make the team’s goals your top priority.
Continue to communicate with team members outside of meetings. Respect the other members of your team. Try to inspire the others to get involved.

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