OB Chapter 12

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Section 1

Question Answer
LeadershipThe ability to influence a group toward the achievement of a vision or a set of goals
Trait Theoriesfocus on personal qualities and characteristics
Extraversionhas strongest relation to leadership
Conscienceiousness and Opennessalso strongly related to leadership
Agreeableness and Emotional Stability are not correlated with leadership
Emotional Intelligenceis correlated with leadership; however, this link is under-investigated

Section 2

Question Answer
Behavior Theory of Leadershipwe can determine leadership effectiveness by leader behavior, and perhaps train people to be leaders
OHIO State (Initiate Structure)Attempts to organize work, work relationships, and goals
OHIO State (Consideration)Concern for followers’ comfort, well-being, status, and satisfaction
Michigan (Product Oriented)Emphasize the technical or task aspects of the job: people are means to an end
MIchigan (employee oriented)Emphasize interpersonal relations and accept individual differences

Section 3

Question Answer
Fiedler Leadership ControlEffective group performance depends on the proper match between the leader’s style and the degree to which the situation gives the leader control
Situational Leadership Theorysuccessful leadership depends on selecting the right leadership style contingent on the followers’ readiness to accomplish a task
Path-Goal Theoryit’s the leader’s job to provide followers with information, support, or other resources necessary to achieve goals
Charismatic Leadership TheoryAttributions of heroic leadership abilities when followers observe certain behaviors
Transactional Leadership TheoryMotivate their followers in the direction of established goals by clarifying role and task requirements
Transformational Leadership TheoryInspire followers to transcend their own self-interests for the good of the organization
Servant LeadershipGo beyond their own self-interest and focus on opportunities to help followers grow and develop

Section 4