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2013-07-31 18:07:02

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  1. What is the Cognitive Resource Theory?
    A theory of leadership that states that the level of stress in a situation is what impacts whether a leader's intelligence or experience will be more effective
  2. What is the Leader-member exhange (LMX) theory?
    Small ingroup of individuals - because of time pressures, leaders establish a special relationship with a small group of their followers. These individuals make up the ingroup—they are trusted, get a disproportionate amount of the leader's attention, and are more likely to receive special privileges.
  3. What is the Fiedler Contingency Model?
    proposes that effective group performance depends on the proper match between the leader's style and the degree to which the situation gives the leader control.
  4. What is the least preferred co-worker (LPC) questionnaire and which contingency model is it used?
    Used to identify that style by measuring whether a person is task or relationship oriented. The Fiedler Contingency Model
  5. What is the Traits Theories of Leadership?
    Theories that consider personality, social, physical, or intellectual traits to differentiate leaders from nonleaders
  6. Hersey and Blanchard's situational leadership theory differs from other leadership theories most clearly because it focuses _____.
    on the followers.
  7. What is the path goal theory?
    Leader must help followers attaining goals and reduce roadblocks to success. Leaders must change behaviors to fit the situation (environmental contingencies & subordinate contingencies)
  8. When organized around the Big Five, what is the most important trait of effective leaders?
  9. What is the extent to which a person is likely to have job relationships that are characterized by mutual trust, respect for employees' ideas, and regard for their feelings?
  10. What leadership style, identified by House in path-goal theory, leads to greater satisfaction when tasks are ambiguous or stressful than when they are highly structured and well laid out.
  11. Management is about WHAT with complexity while leadership is about coping with WHAT.
    • Coping
    • Change 
  12. What traits are associated with effective leadership?
    organized along the Big Five framework - extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness to experience, and emotional stability-extraversion is the most important trait
  13. What is a mentor?
    A senior employee who sponsors and supports a less-experienced employee, called a protégé. Acts as a role model.
  14. What is coaching used for?
    to improve team member performance