Leadership and Motivation

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Two types of behavior
-Directive behavior - help group members in goal achievement via one-way communication through giving directions, establishing goals and how to achieve them, defining roles
-Supportive behavior - assist group members via two-way communication in feeling comfortable with themselves, co-workers, and situation; ask them for input, praise, listen, solve problems together

Four styles:
-S1 - Directing style (high directive, low supportive)
• Leader focuses communication on goals achievement
• Gives instruction about what and how goals are to be achieved
• High degree of supervision
• Low competence, High commitment

-S2 - Coaching style (high directive, high supportive)
• Leader focuses both on goal achievement and supporting socio-emotional needs
• Requires leader involvement through encouragement and soliciting subordinate input
• Leader makes final decisions on the what and how of goal accomplishment
• Some competence, low commitment

-S3 - Supporting style (low directive, high supportive)
• Leader does not focus solely on goals
• Uses supportive behaviors to bring out employee skills in accomplishing the task
• Leader delegates day-to-day decision-making control, but is available to facilitate problem solving
• Moderate to high competence, low commitment

-S4 - Delegating style (low directive, low supportive)
• Leader offers less task input and social support; facilitates subordinates' confidence and motivation in relation to the task
• Leader lessens involvement in planning, control of details and goal clarification
• Gives subordinates control and refrains from intervention and unneeded social support
• High competence, high commitment
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