MGT 254 - Chapter 5

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MGT 254 - Chapter 5
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Group Leadership
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  1. What is leadership?
    The ability to make strategic decisions and use communication effectively to mobilize group members toward achieving a common goal.
  2. What are the types of Position Power?
    • Legitimate Power - relies on job title
    • Reward Power - controls and gives out valued resources
    • Coercive Power - Controls and deals out sanctions and punishments
    • Infromational Power - controls and transmits info and resources.
  3. What are the types of personal power?
    • Expert power - relies on expertise and credentials
    • Referent power - relies on members' high opinion of and experiences with the leader.
    • Persuavive power - relies on effective communication skills.
    • Charismatic power - relies on leader's character, competence and vitality.
  4. How are designated leaders different from emergent leaders?
    • Designated leaders are selected by group members or outside authority.
    • Emergent leaders gradually achieve leadership by helping the group achieve its goals.
  5. In the Styles Theory, are democratic leaders usually the best?
    Yes
  6. When are autocratic leaders effective?
    In a crisis or chaotic situation.
  7. When are laissez-faire leaders effective?
    In mature and highly productive groups.
  8. What are negatives to a task-motivated leader who get the job done even at the cost of getting along with other members?
    • Ignore group morale.
    • May do the work of other members because they are not satisfied.
  9. What are negatives to a relationship-motivated leader who gets along with other members at the cost of getting the job done?
    • May ignore task requirements
    • Tolerate disruptive members
    • Appear inefficient and weak
    • Do the work of other members to avoid asking them to do more.
  10. What are the 5-M's in the 5-M model of leadership effectiveness?
    • Model leadership behaviour
    • Motivate members
    • Manage group process
    • Make decisions
    • Mentor members

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