Chapter 10
Leadership and
Decision Making
in Groups
• Describe the types of power that
effective leaders employ
• Describe how leadership styles
should be adapted to the situ...
• Explain the six-step group decision
process
• List behaviors to improve effective
leadership in meetings
• Demonstrate t...
Understanding
Group Leadership
Leadership is the ability to
influence other’s behaviors and
thoughts toward a productive e...
Understanding
Group Leadership
(cont.)
• Five Sources of Power
– Legitimate power
– Coercive power
– Reward power
– Expert...
Understanding
Group Leadership
(cont.)
• Shared Leadership
– Members feel more
satisfied.
– Members are more
motivated to ...
Understanding
Group Leadership
(cont.)
• Leadership Styles
– Directive: controls communication
– Participative: views memb...
Understanding
Group Leadership
(cont.)
• Competence and
Ethics
Skilled leaders are:
• Flexible
• Accountable
• Credible
• ...
Understanding
Group Leadership
(cont.)
• Competence and Ethics (cont.)
Unethical leaders are:
• Controlling
• Accustomed t...
Culture and Group
Leadership
• Gender and Leadership
– Research does not support existence
of gender differences in leader...
Culture and Group
Leadership (cont.)
• Context and Power Distance
– High-context cultures use less direct
communication th...
Decision Making in
Groups
• Cognitive forces:
Group members’ thoughts, beliefs, and
emotions
• Psychological forces:
Group...
Decision Making in
Groups (cont.)
The Problem-Solving Process
1. Identify the problem.
2. Analyze the problem.
3. Generate...
Leadership in
Meetings
• Planning Meetings Effectively
– Justify the meeting.
– Clarify the purpose and participants.
– Se...
Leadership in
Meetings (cont.)
• Managing Meetings Effectively
– Arrive prepared.
– Keep the group focused.
– Summarize pe...
Leadership in
Meetings (cont.)
• Using Technology in Meetings
– Face-to-face teams perform better
initially and are better...
Evaluating Group
Performance
• Informational Considerations
– Is the group on task?
– Are all group members participating?...
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  1. 1. Chapter 10 Leadership and Decision Making in Groups
  2. 2. • Describe the types of power that effective leaders employ • Describe how leadership styles should be adapted to the situation • Identify how culture affects appropriate leadership behavior • List forces that shape a group’s decisions Chapter Outcomes
  3. 3. • Explain the six-step group decision process • List behaviors to improve effective leadership in meetings • Demonstrate three aspects of assessing group performance Chapter Outcomes (cont.)
  4. 4. Understanding Group Leadership Leadership is the ability to influence other’s behaviors and thoughts toward a productive end. – Influence comes from a person’s power or from group members’ admiration and respect for the individual.
  5. 5. Understanding Group Leadership (cont.) • Five Sources of Power – Legitimate power – Coercive power – Reward power – Expert power – Referent power
  6. 6. Understanding Group Leadership (cont.) • Shared Leadership – Members feel more satisfied. – Members are more motivated to perform. – The group is more likely to achieve its goals.
  7. 7. Understanding Group Leadership (cont.) • Leadership Styles – Directive: controls communication – Participative: views members as equals – Supportive: attends to members’ emotional needs – Achievement-oriented: sets challenging goals, high expectations
  8. 8. Understanding Group Leadership (cont.) • Competence and Ethics Skilled leaders are: • Flexible • Accountable • Credible • Competent communicators
  9. 9. Understanding Group Leadership (cont.) • Competence and Ethics (cont.) Unethical leaders are: • Controlling • Accustomed to using bullying, criticism, name-calling, gossip, personal attacks, and threats
  10. 10. Culture and Group Leadership • Gender and Leadership – Research does not support existence of gender differences in leadership. – Popular notion persists that masculine style emphasizes control – Popular notion persists that feminine style looks to needs of group members – Behavioral flexibility is key to finding the right style.
  11. 11. Culture and Group Leadership (cont.) • Context and Power Distance – High-context cultures use less direct communication than low-context cultures. – Power distance affects the level at which group members participate. • Low power distance cultures offer ideas easily. • High power distance cultures may need encouragement to off ideas.
  12. 12. Decision Making in Groups • Cognitive forces: Group members’ thoughts, beliefs, and emotions • Psychological forces: Group members’ personal motives, goals, attitudes, and values • Social forces: Group standards for behavior which influence decision making
  13. 13. Decision Making in Groups (cont.) The Problem-Solving Process 1. Identify the problem. 2. Analyze the problem. 3. Generate solutions. 4. Evaluate and choose solutions. 5. Implement the solution. 6. Assess the results.
  14. 14. Leadership in Meetings • Planning Meetings Effectively – Justify the meeting. – Clarify the purpose and participants. – Set an agenda.
  15. 15. Leadership in Meetings (cont.) • Managing Meetings Effectively – Arrive prepared. – Keep the group focused. – Summarize periodically. – Keep an eye on the time. – Manage conflict. – Follow up.
  16. 16. Leadership in Meetings (cont.) • Using Technology in Meetings – Face-to-face teams perform better initially and are better at compromise. – Virtual teams are better at brainstorming. – Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) help groups collaborate more effectively.
  17. 17. Evaluating Group Performance • Informational Considerations – Is the group on task? – Are all group members participating? • Procedural Effectiveness – Are group activities and communication coordinated and shared? • Interpersonal Performance – Are the relationships among group members effective?

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