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Behavioral TheoriesBehavioral Theories
• Trait theory:Trait theory:
Leaders are born, not made.Leaders are born, not made....
The Ohio State Studies Cont….The Ohio State Studies Cont….
The most comprehensive and replicated of the behavioral
theorie...
Ohio State StudiesOhio State Studies
Initiating Structure
The extent to which a leader is
likely to define and structure h...
University of Michigan Studies Cont…University of Michigan Studies Cont…
Leadership studies were undertaken at the same ti...
University of Michigan StudiesUniversity of Michigan Studies
Employee-Oriented Leader
Emphasizing interpersonal relations;...
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Behavioral theories of leadership

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Behavioral Theories of Leadership
Theories proposing that specific behaviors differentiate leaders from non leaders.
Researchers began to wonder if there was something unique in the way that effective leaders behave.
Trait and behavioral theories differ in terms of their underlying assumptions.

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Behavioral theories of leadership

  1. 1. Welcome to My PresentationWelcome to My Presentation
  2. 2. Behavioral TheoriesBehavioral Theories • Trait theory:Trait theory: Leaders are born, not made.Leaders are born, not made. • Behavioral theory:Behavioral theory: Leadership traits can be taught.Leadership traits can be taught. • Trait theory:Trait theory: Leaders are born, not made.Leaders are born, not made. • Behavioral theory:Behavioral theory: Leadership traits can be taught.Leadership traits can be taught. Behavioral Theories of Leadership Theories proposing that specific behaviors differentiate leaders from non leaders. Researchers began to wonder if there was something unique in the way that effective leaders behave. Trait and behavioral theories differ in terms of their underlying assumptions.
  3. 3. The Ohio State Studies Cont….The Ohio State Studies Cont…. The most comprehensive and replicated of the behavioral theories resulted from research that began at Ohio State University in the late 1940s. These researchers sought to identify independent dimensions of leader behavior. They narrowed over a thousand dimensions into two dimensions — initiating structure consideration.
  4. 4. Ohio State StudiesOhio State Studies Initiating Structure The extent to which a leader is likely to define and structure his or her role and those of sub- ordinates in the search for goal attainment. Consideration The extent to which a leader is likely to have job relationships characterized by mutual trust, respect for subordinate’s ideas, and regard for their feelings.
  5. 5. University of Michigan Studies Cont…University of Michigan Studies Cont… Leadership studies were undertaken at the same time as those being done at Ohio State, with similar research objectives. They discovered two dimensions of leadership behavior— employee-oriented production-oriented.
  6. 6. University of Michigan StudiesUniversity of Michigan Studies Employee-Oriented Leader Emphasizing interpersonal relations; taking a personal interest in the needs of employees and accepting individual differences among members. Production-Oriented Leader One who emphasizes technical or task aspects of the job.
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