Leadership Theroies Leadership

Question Answer
Issues faced by new leaders Need knowledge quickly, establish new relationships, expectations, personal equilibrium
What are the characteristics of a good leader? Clear/concise on goals and direction, honest and trustworthy, charismatic, knowledgeable
Leadership Definition The process by which an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal
Leadership Definition components include… Process, influence, groups, common goal
Leadership Theories, traditional theories include… Trait, behavioral, contingency
Leadership Theories, contemporary theories include… Transactional leadership, transformational leadership, charismatic leadership
Trait Theory Great leaders are born, not made. Have certain physical, social and personal traits makes someone a great leader (creative, social, intelligence etc.)
Behavioral Behavioural Theory: leaders are developed through training, education and life experience. Focus on a leaders actions rather than personality (develop pattern)
Contingency Theory: Fielder's Contingency Model; Life-cycle model; Path-Goal Model Fielder's Contingency Model: focused on group, match between leader and followersLife-cycle model: focused on maturity and skills for group, leader provides opportunities for groupPath-Goal Model: focus on motivation, leader shows path to goal achie
Contemporary Theories: Transactional Leadership Transactional Leadership: exchange between leaders and followers; "what can I do to help you achieve"
Contemporary Theories: Transformational and Charismatic Leadership Transformational: Leader as a role model and empowers followers "lets be the best"Charismatic Leadership: Leader's unique personality to lead followers
Leadership Styles: Autocratic Autocratic: accomplishment focused, leader makes decisions, top down approach
Leadership Style: Democratic Democratic: solution focused, group input
Leadership Style: Laissez-faire Laissez-faire: creativity and brainstorming focused, limited direction from leader
Leadership Style: Bureaucratic Bureaucratic: rule focused, leader uses policy to direct

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