Leadership Model Essay

730 Words May 20th, 2006 3 Pages
What is leadership? Leadership is "the behaviour of an individual when he is directing the activities of a group towards a shared goal". (Hemphill and Coons, 1957, p.7) A leader is interpreted as someone who sets direction in an effort and influences people to follow that direction. How they set that direction and influence people depends on a variety of factors. To really comprehend the "territory" of leadership, one should briefly scan some of the major theories, notice various styles of leadership and review some of the suggested traits and characteristics that leaders should have. There are many leadership theories. Arthur G. Jago (1982) proposed a framework that organizes lea...
Over time, a number of theories of leadership have been
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• Lewin's leadership styles: Three original styles.
• Likert's leadership styles: from autocratic to participative.
• Six Emotional Leadership Styles: from 'Mr. Emotional Intelligence', Daniel Goleman and friends.
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Beliefs, Culture, Preferences, Values

The Managerial Grid Disciplines > Leadership > Leadership styles > The Managerial Grid
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Leaders may be concerned for their people and they also must also have some concern for the work to be done. The question is, how much attention to they pay to one or the other? This is a model defined by Blake and Mouton in the early 1960s. Concern for People Country Club management Team management Middle of the road management Impoverished management Authority-compliance Concern for Production (Task)
Impoverished management
Minimum effort to get the work done. A basically lazy approach that avoids as much work as possible.
Authority-compliance
Strong focus on task, but with little concern for people. Focus on efficiency, including the elimination of people wherever possible.
Country Club management
Care and concern for the people, with a comfortable and friendly environment and collegial style. But a low focus on task may give questionable results.
Middle of the
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