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vision

future/forward thinking, what would like to achieve in the future, what organization is trying to produce or become

2

mission statement

present/now - what needs to be done currently to achieve the mission

3

innate attributes

quality or features that you're born with

4

"Great Man"

Nineteenth-century theory - born a leader or not

5

Trait Theory of Leadership

Edwin Locke (and associates) - leaders possess a set of core characteristics that are different from those of other people

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core trains in trait theory of leadership (with explanation)

- drive: high level of effort, including strong desire for achievement and high levels of ambition, energy, tenacity, and initiative
- leadership motivation: an intense desire to lead others
- honesty and integrity: a commitment to the truth (not being deceitful), where word and deed correspond
- self-confidence: an assurance in one's self, one's ideas, and one's abilities
cognitive ability: conceptually skilled, capable of exercising sound judgement, having strong analytical skills, and possessing the capacity to think strategically and multidimensionally
- knowledge of the business: a high degree of understanding of the company, industry, and technical matters
- other traits: charisma, creativity, originality, and flexibility/adaptiveness

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behavioral theory

- leadership as a set of behaviors
- developed off of a taxonomy (classification/system) of actions and identified patterns that indicated different leadership styles
- incorporates BF Skinner's theory of behavior modification - accounts of the effects of reward and punishments on changing behavior

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contingency theory

- Predicts effective leaders are those whose personal traits match the needs of the situation in which they find themselves
- 3 emphasized ares:
1. leader's personality
2. task itself
3. whether the leader can exert control over the group

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transactional theories

- based on exchange between leader and follower
- positive and both parties benefit from

10

- what leadership theory is the full-range theory of leadership a component of?

- 4 major components of full-range theory of leadership (with explanation)

- transformational leadership

1. Individualized consideration: the degree to which the leader attends to each follower's concerns and needs and acts as a mentor or coach
2. intellectual stimulation: the degree to which the leader challenges assumptions, takes risks, and solicits followers' ideas
3. inspirational motivation: the degree to which the leader articulates a vision that is appealing and inspiring to followers
4. idealized influence: the degree to which the leader provides a role model for high ethical behavior, instills pride, and gains respect and trust

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What is key to leaders' success?

The ability to influence others to buy in to their mission