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Leadership Chapter 9
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The influence that particular individuals exert on the goal achievement of others in an organizational context
Leadership that involves the ability to anticipate, envision , maintain flexibility, think strategically, and work with others to initiate changes that will create a viable future for the organization.
Trait theory of leadership
Leadership depends on the personal qualities or traits of the leader.
Individual characteristics such as physical attributes, intellectual ability, and personality.
Leadership categorization theory
People are more likely to view somebody as a leader and to evaluate them as more effective leader when they possess prototypical characteristics of leadership.
The extent to which a leader is approachable and shows personal concern and respect for employees.
The degree to which a leader concentrates on group goal attainment
Leader reward behaviour
The leader's use of compliments, tangible benefits, and deserved special treatment.
Leader punishment behaviour
The leader's use of reprimands or unfavourable task assignment and the active withholding of rewards.
Least preferred co-worker
A current or past co-worker with whom a leader has had a difficult time accomplishing a task.
Robert House's theory concerned with the situations under which various leader behaviours (directive, supportive, participative, achievement oriented) are most effective.
Involving employees in making work-related decisions.
Leader-member exchange (LMX) theory
A theory of leadership that focuses on the quality of the relationship that develops between a leader and an employee
Social exchange theory
Individuals who are treated favourably by others feel obliged to reciprocate by responding positively and returning that favourable treatment in some manner.
Leadership that is based on a straightforward exchange relationship between the leader and the followers.
Management by exception
Leadership that involves the leader taking corrective action on the basis of the results of leader-follower transactions.
Leadership that provides followers with a new vision that instills true commitment
The ability to command strong loyalty and devotion from followers and thus have the potential for strong influence among them.
Implementing conditions that enable power to be shared with employees.
The demonstration of normatively appropriate conduct through personal actions and interpersonal relationships
A positive form of leadership that involves being true to oneself.
A form of leadership that involves going beyond one's own self-interests and having a genuine concern to serve others and a motivation to lead.
A style of leadership that involves the avoidance or absence of leadership.
An invisible barrier that prevents women from advancing to senior leadership positions in organizations.
Role congruity theory
Prejudice against female leaders is the result of an incongruity between the perceived characteristics of women and the perceived requirements of leadership roles.
Implicit leadership theory
A theory that states that individuals hold a set of beliefs about the kinds of attributes, personality characteristics, skills, and behaviours that contribute to or impede outstanding leadership.
A set of leadership capabilities required to function effectively in different cultures and the ability to cross language, social, economic, and political borders.
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