Project #33462 - Discussion

Behavior Theory

However one determines leadership behavior, one can categorize it into various leadership styles.

Identify the characteristics for each of the styles below, and list the pros and cons argued by the scholars and practitioners for each of the styles. The expectation is that students will have a scholarly discussion so cite your sources using APA style.

1) The bureaucratic leader (Weber, 1905)

2) The charismatic leader (Weber, 1905)

3) The autocratic leader (Lewin, Lippitt, & White, 1939)

4) The democratic leader (Lewin, Lippitt, & White, 1939)

5) The laissez-faire ("let do") leader (Lewin, Lippitt, & White, 1939)

6) The people-oriented leader (Fiedler, 1967)

7) The task-oriented leader (Fiedler, 1967)

8) The servant leader (Greenleaf, 1977)

9) The transactional leader (Burns, 1978)

10) The transformational leader (Burns, 1978)

 

Learning Activity #2

According to Carter McNamara, leadership is about change, helping the organization define its vision, one that can take advantage of opportunities and avoid oncoming threats. It’s about challenging people to grow and to unleash their yet untapped potential, etc. Which theoretical leadership style would you suggest, best aligns with McNamara’s assertions? Explain.

Subject Business
Due By (Pacific Time) 06/19/2014 05:00 pm
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