Business Management - Leadership

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Definition of Leadership
Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences one or more group members to attain defined group or organisational goals
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Definition of Leadership According to Conger (1992)
Leaders are individuals who establish direction for a working group of individuals who gain commitment from these group of members to this direction and who then motivate these members to achieve the direction's outcomes.”
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One type of Leadership theory
Trait theory (1930s)
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One type of Leadership theory
Situational/Contingency theory (1960s)
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Trait approach: Great person theory
Trait theories of leadership identify the specific personality traits that distinguish leaders from non-leaders. They based on the premise that leaders are ‘born, not made
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Trait approach: Great person theory
Leaders possess special traits that set them apart from others and these traits are responsible for their assuming positions of power and authority
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Trait approach: Great person theory
Trait theory of leadership has two key components: (1) Leaders are not to be considered in isolation but rather as integrated constellations of attributes that influence leadership performance (2) Leader traits concerns the inclusiveness of a variety
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Leadership traits (Trait theory 1930s)
Traits of successful leaders - Humble and modest - Extreme persistence - Decisive - Competent at group tasks - Possesses integrity Honest and good moral character Drive ( a broad term that includes achievement, motivation, ambition, energy, tenacity,
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Critique of trait theory
Too simplistic - fails to take into account the other factors that will influence the development of a successful leader, for e.g. environmental factors.
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Leadership traits (Trait theory 1930s)
Traits of successful leaders - Humble and modest - Extreme persistence - Decisive - Competent at group tasks - Possesses integrity Honest and good moral character Drive ( a broad term that includes achievement, motivation, ambition, energy, tenacity,
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Critique of trait theory
Too simplistic - fails to take into account the other factors that will influence the development of a successful leader, for e.g. environmental factors.
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Critique of trait theory
Less clear evidence for traits like charisma, creativity and flexibility.
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Contingency leadership theory
Effective leadership behavior depends on the situation at hand Given the right context, every leadership theory or model is the correct one There is not a single best style of leadership Leadership style must match the group situation
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Contingent Leadership
Can take many forms / styles according to: Current environment Level of available resources Goals / aims Effective leader will change style according to situation
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