How do we know that in one group we may need all three types of leaders. Autocratic, Democratic, Laissez-faire.
how they build on each other
Telling, Selling, Participating, Delegating.
(The Born Leader View) "Leaders are born not made"
Characteristics that highlight an individuals characteristics.
Physical Traits-Height, weight, physique, beauty, and attractiveness.
Personality Traits-outgoing, sociable, or introverted and shy.
Inherent Capacities- intelligence and quick-wittedness.
Characteristics of confidence, trustworthiness, and integrity.
(One Style Doesn't Fit All) Includes:
Autocratic:Exerts control over group members. Leader is highly directive. Does not encourage member participation.
Democratic:encourages participation and responsibility from group members. Leaders work to improve skills and abillites of group members. Followers have a say in what the group decides.
Laissez-fiare:do-nothing approach. The avoidance or absence of leadership.
Situational (Contingency) perspective
Matching Styles with circumstances. "It Depends" approach since no one style of leadership is appropriate for all situations.. Leaders who's styles fit with their situation exhibit strong confidence and perform at high level.
maintain the social and task function of groups. Leadership is a shared responsibility of group members.
Leader as completer- Leader fill in with tasks that need to be performed, but are not currently being done
Communication Competence Perspective
A combination of all perspectives
-leadership is an active process of overcoming barrier to group achievement.
-Leadership is exercised through communication.
-Communication competence is at the core of leadership.
**Flexible, we-orientation/ commitment, effective, Appropriate/ethical, Knowledge and skills, Sensitive/honest/concern for others. **
Characteristics of LEADERSHIP
requires followership implies change (influence) is a transactional power relationship (mutual influence) is a communication process (competence) should not be determined solely on basis of outcomes emerges from an informal process-of-elimination
Leadership/ Transactional power relationship
Gives mutual influence. Leader empowers by giving leadership.
Choose from a few possible candidates.