OB Quiz 4 (Leadership Styles)

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Quiz: Power, Influence, and Leadership Styles…
everything on leadership.
the use of power to influence, motivate, and enable others to organizational achievement.
The Great Person Theory of Leadership
suggested that leaders are born not made (Kennedy).
A variety of people may be leaders, but they may just
lead in a different way.
Personal traits are a better predictor of
leader emergence.
Contumacy Leader Perspective
similar to the Great Person Theory, but it doesn’t just focus on personality.
Competency Leadership Perspective
researches have returned to focus on what characteristics make up a good leader.
Competency Leadership Perspective
– Personality
– Self Concept
– Drive
– Integrity
– Leadership Motivation
– Knowledge of the Business
– Cognitive and Practical Intelligence
– Emotional Intelligence
a good indicator of job performance and great leaders.
Self Concept
a leader identifies as a leader. (high self esteem.)
a high need for achievement and motivation to pursue goals.
honesty, ethics, values.
Leadership Motivation
Knowledge of the Business
individual and tacit knowledge about an organization.
Cognitive and Practical Intelligence
critical thinking in abstract and real world situations.
Emotional Intelligence
the ability to recognize others emotions and respond to them.
Competency Leadership Perspective- Limitations: (3)
– leadership is too complex to be reduced to a list of characteristics that will be effective in all situations.
– Different combinations of characteristics may be equally effective.
– Leader hip is relational.
Authentic Leadership
leaders need to be aware of, feel comfortable with, and act consistently with their values, personality, and self-concept.
Authentic Leadership
– Develop a leadership style
– Take on positions where your stile will be effective
– Continually think about and consistently apply your values.
Laissez-Faire Leadership
a bad leadership style.
Laissez-Faire Leadership
– hands-off leadership style
– the avoidance of leadership
– not an effective style
Transactional Leadership
Carrot and Stick Approach
Transactional Leadership
occurs when leaders reward or disciple on the basis of followers’ performance.
Transactional Leadership
relies on OB Mod
3 Parts to Transactional Leadership
– Passive Management by Exception
– Active Management by Exception
– Contingent Reward
Passive Management by Exception
where leader waits for mistakes to be made then makes corrective action.
Active Management by Exception
the leader more actively monitors employees actions and takes corrective actions before anything bad happens.
Contingent Reward
the leader uses rewards to get employees to do things that need to be done.
In general, more active leaders are more effective than
passive leaders.
Transformational Leadership
gold star standard of leadership. (generally most effective and most active leaders)
Transformational Leadership
involves inspiring followers to commit to a shared vision that provides meaning to their work while also serving as a role model who helps followers develop their own potential and view problems from new perspectives.
Transformational Leadership
– Develop & Communicate a Strategic Vision
– Model and Vision
– Encourage Experimentation
– Build Commitment toward the vision
a positive representation that unifies and energizes everybody to work together.
Model the Vision
practices what they preach.
Encourage Experimentation
they encourage employees to question old practices and experiment with new practices.
Building Commitment toward the vision
leaders are going to build commitment by the first three things.
Idealized Influence
earning admiration, trust, and respect from followers.
The 4 I’s of Transformational Leaderships
– Idealized Influence
– Inspirational Motivation
– Intellectual Stimulation
– Individualized Consideration
Inspirational Motivation
fostering enthusiaium for and commitment to a shared vision for the future.
Intellectual Stimulation
challenging follows to become more innovated by questioning old assumptions and looking at new ones.
Indivualized Consideration
helping followers achieve their potential through coaching, development, and motivation.
Can Transformational Leadership be Taught?
Shared Leadership
views leadership as a role that is shared by every team member, rather than a formal position assigned to one person.
Shared Leadership exists when employees….(3)
– Engage in citizenship behaviors
– Offer innovative solutions to problems
– Learn from each other based on expertise
Categories: Leadership