NCOA: Leadership Concepts

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NCOA: Leadership Concepts
2015-09-20 17:44:39

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  1. Trait Theory
    States one’s leadership effectiveness is based on their intelligence, self-confidence, and integrity
  2. Psychodynamic Theory
    This argues that followers and leaders are drawn to their roles, and achieve success in those roles by virtue of personality types
  3. Skills Theory
    Focuses on leaders who are emotionally intelligent and can solve problems successfully.
  4. Style Theory
    This concentrates on two types of leadership: task- or production and people- or relationship-oriented leadership
  5. Situational Leadership Theory
    Identifies four styles a leader uses that are based on the subordinate’s development level and the situation (task) at hand.
  6. Contingency Theory
    States that leaders are moved into and out of various situations based on the leader follower relationship, the leader’s position power, and the task structure.
  7. Path-Goal Theory
    This theory views leaders as trailblazers, creating conditions for subordinate success.
  8. Leadership-Member Exchange Theory
    It emphasized that leaders must develop specialized, individual relationships with their followers
  9. Authentic Leadership Theory
    States effective leaders are true to themselves and others and adhere to strong morals and values.
  10. Full Range Leadership Development
    Leadership training system that suggests leaders perform throughout a gamut of active and passive leadership behaviors.
  11. _Laissez-Faire
    Leaders who are usually absent from their duties, considered lazy, and have poor relationships with their subordinates
  12. Management by Exception-Passive
    Behavior where leaders hold followers accountable when standards are not met or when things go wrong.
  13. Management by Exception-Active
    Followers appreciate this behavior as it reduces uncertainties regarding their purpose
  14. Transactional Leadership
    Leadership behavior where a reward is provided for positive behavior.
  15. Skinner’s Operant Conditioning Theory
    Theory that considers a method of learning that occurs through rewards and punishments for behavior.
  16. McClelland’s Needs Theory
    Theory that identifies three essential requirements a person must satisfy to be motivated.
  17. Transformational Leadership
    This is the most active and effective form or leadership behavior
  18. Intrinsic Motivation
    Refers to a person and their response to fun or challenges associated with a task rather than receiving external rewards
  19. Extrinsic Motivation
    Refers to a person’s desire to achieve, receive, or avoid some result for his or her behavior
  20. Transformational Leadership
    Where leaders promote positive and meaningful changes in followers by acting as a coach and a mentor.