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Behavioral theories


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Behavioral theories

  1. 1. The ability to influence a group toward the achievement of goals
  2. 2.  To guide people  To Develop people  To motivate people  To Inspire and influence peoples to do work  To set the directions  To shape the entities  For the smoother functioning  To give peoples the sense of accomplishment etc.
  3. 3. Leaders are Born OR Can be Made
  4. 4. Select the Leader OR Train the leader
  5. 5. If Born… (Trait theory) If made… (Behavioral Theory)
  6. 6. Leadership Traits • Extraversion • Conscientiousness • Openness • Emotional Intelligence (Qualified) Theories that consider personality, social, physical, or intellectual traits to differentiate leaders from nonleaders
  7. 7. Behavioral Theories of Leadership Theories proposing that specific behaviors differentiate leaders from nonleaders Goal: Develop leaders
  8. 8. Ohio State Studies  Initiating Structure  Consideration University of Michigan  Production Orientation  Employee Orientation
  9. 9. Initiating Structure Define and structure role or job Consideration The extent to which a leader is likely to have job relationships characterized by;  mutual trust respect for subordinate’s ideas, regard for his/her feelings
  10. 10. Employee-oriented Leader Emphasizing interpersonal relations;  Taking a personal interest in the needs of employees Accepting individual differences among members Production-oriented Leader Emphasize on technical or task aspects of the job
  11. 11. Assumption: Leaders can be trained Leaders are effective because of actions they take Implication: Activities of effective leaders
  12. 12. LIMITATIONS: Situational factors are ignored Leaders need to be flexible… Effective behaviors do not generalize across situations.
  13. 13. Behaviorla Theory Trait Theory  Leaders can be trained  Develop leaders  Specific behavior  Leaders are born  Select lesders  Personality traits
  14. 14. Conclusion