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15 Cards in this Set

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trait theory
are there inherent personality characteritics which can be found in effective leaders? "born with it"
behavior theory
what things do effective leaders DO that set them apart form followers? are certain ways of behaving as a leader more effective than other ways of behaving?
leadership styles
autocratic, democratic, laissez faire
ohio state studies
consideration (understanding) vs. initiating (time, requirements, rules)
michigan studies
employee-oriented (rapport, trust, respect) vs. production-oriented
situational characteristics
task, policy and climate, subordinates, supervisor, peers, leader's own characteristics, subordinates responses
task structure
concerned with the amount of structure contained within tasks performed by the work group, leader has more control and influence over employees
position power
refers to the degree to which the leader has formal power to reward, punish, or otherwise obtain compliance from employees
leader-member relations
reflect the extend to which the leader has the support, loyalty, and trust of the work group
situational model of leadership, leaders are task or relationship motivated, leaders have one dominant leadership style that is resistant to change
path-goal theory
two groups of contingency variables: employee characteristics (locus of control, task ability, need for achievement, experience, need for clarity) and environmental factors (task structure and work group dynamics)
leadership grid
Blake and Mouton, concern for people against concern for production, (1,9)country club, (5,5) middle, (9,1) authoritarian, (9,9) team leadership
charismatic leadership
leaders possess characteristics or act to inspire followers
transformational leadership
leaders change things from vision to reality
post-heroic leadership
leaders must visualize greatness and take action to achieve it and expect same from followers