Doing it and Looking it Leadership is the ability to inspire, guide, and support groups toward achieving a common goal. In short, the ability to influence others. Situational Theories of Leadership: fit leadership style/type to the situation Five Major Styles/Types of Leadership * Aversive: threats, intimidation, reprimands, punishment * Directive: top down direction, instructions, command * Transactional: dispensing of rewards for compliance Transformational: motivating through inspiration, vision, challenge * Empowering: encouraging self-leadership in followers. * Aversive Leadership * Advantages: communicates seriousness in extreme situations, useful as a last resort to get change quickly * Disadvantages: low flexibility, high dissatisfaction, high turnover, rebellion, & low innovation
* Directive Leadership * Advantages: good when followers are low in experience, when goals are clear, and compliance important * Disadvantages: low flexibility and low innovation Transactional Leadership * Advantages: good when people like their jobs, and desire the rewards given, and leader has control * Disadvantages: can cause competitive behavior between employees, reduces innovation and citizenship behavior * Transformational Leadership * Advantages: good in crisis situations and when you need a “team” effort. * Disadvantages: hard to sustain long term, and may lead to let down after crisis has passed. * Empowering Leadership
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* Advantages: leads to long-term innovation with self-motivated and skilled workers, requires less oversight. Disadvantages: not good with less experienced employees, may lead to confusion early on. What are the traits of a strong leader? * Control * People have a desire to reduce uncertainty, and predict the events that may affect our lives. Such predictability is easier if one person is in control. * The ability to inspire others is related to control. If we can convince others to follow our ideals and visions through inspiration we are seen as more in control of our followers * Competency People choose leaders who they think are smarter and more competent than themselves. * People expect their leaders to be competent in a wide-variety of pursuits and areas. * Consistency
* People choose leaders for the long-term, and thus would like to know that the opinions and attitudes that leaders express today will not change tomorrow. Visionary leaders are often those with consistent ideals and values. * Inconsistency is seen as a weakness. * Certainty * People want to trust leaders, and trust is increased by expressions of certainty in opinions or attitudes