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Define the term leadership style.

The chosen approach a leader uses to offer guidance and motivation

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What does a leader with a people-oriented style focus on?

Workplace relationships

3

What does a leader with a task-oriented style focus on?

Focuses on the technical or task aspects of the job

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Describe the term autocratic style of leadership.

Remain in complete control of the business with no outside opinions or inflluence

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When is an autocratic style of leadership effective?

When building a business around a personal image. Ex. Martha Stewart

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Describe the term participative or democratic style of leadership.

When management shares the process of decision making in collaboration with employees

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What does a participative leader value?

Employees that contribute and offer their opinions and ideas

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Describe the term laissez-faire style of leadership.

A hands off approach, prefers to trust those that work for them to handle the decision making

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How are polices and methods created under a laissez-faire style of leadership?

Suboridinates create their own policies and rules

10

What tools do transactional leaders use to motivate employees?

Bonuses, commisions or other compensation

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What is transformational leadership committed to changing?

The followers, or employees, desires

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What are the 4 tools transformational leadership can use (IIII)

Idealized influence
Inspirational motivation
Intellectual stimulation
Individualized consideration

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Define idealized influence.

The leader sets an example that others respect and try to emulate.

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Define inspirational motivation.

Motivates with enthusiasm and passion

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Define intellectual stimulation.

Recoginizes the knowledge of employees and encourages their contributions

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Define individualized consideration.

When a leader takes the time to learn the talents of an indidual and puts to the best use

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Define the term situational leadership.

Adapting leadership style to fit the situation.

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Describe a selling leadership style.

Able to communicate with employees to persuade rather than dictate

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Describe a telling leadership style.

When the leader tells the employee what to do, dictatorship.

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Describe a delegating leadership style.

Leader allows employees to work independently while managing their work

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Describe a telling participation style.

Cooperative, leaders workimg in collaboration with employees.

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Which situational leadership style should be used when followers have low competence and low commitment?

Telling

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Which situational leadership style should be used when followers have low competence and high commitment?

Selling

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Which situational leadership style should be used when followers have high competence but low commitment and confidence?

Participating

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Which situational leadership style should be used when followers have high competence and high commitment and confidence?

Delegating

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Under situational leadership, what determines which style should be used?

Adapting to the followers' level of maturity or preparedness

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What determines the appropriate leadership style a manager should use?

The person/group they are working with and the task.

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In what situations does autocratic leadership work best?

Employees have low competence and no motivation

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In what situations does participative leadership work best?

Employees have high competence and high motivation and the decision involves the employees

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In what situations does laissez-faire leadership work best?

Used where employees are highly skilled and highly motivated. Used In creative fields whhere individuals need independence.