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leadership
the process of influencing others to achieve group or org goals
leadership neutralizers
subordinate, task or org characteristics that can interfere with a leader's actions or make it impossible for a leader to influence
trait theory
holds that effective leaders possess a similar set of traits
traits
releatively stable characteristics such as abilities, motives
initiating structure
the degree to which a leader structures the roles of followers by setting goals
consideration
the extent to which a leader is friendly, approachable
leadership style
the way a leader generally behaves towards followers
contingency theory
leaders must be matched to the situation that best fits their style
leader member relations
the degree to which followers respect trust and like their leaders
task structure
the degree to whic hthe requirements of a subordinate's tasks are clearly specified
position power
the degree to which leaders are able to hire, fire, reward, and punish workers
path goal theory
that leaders can increase subordinate satisfaction and performance by clarigying and clearing the paths to goal by incresing the number and kinds of rewards available
directive leadership
leader lets employees know precisely what is expectd
achievement oriented leadership
leader sets goals and has high expecteations
situational theory
leaders need to adjust their styles to match their followers readiness
worker readiness
the ability and willingness to take the respons for directing one's behavior at work
normative dec theory
how leaders can determine an appropriate amount of emp participation
strategic leadership
ability to anticipate, envisions, and maintain flexibility
visionary leadership
creates a positive image of the futere that motivates planning