MGT 1250 Chapter1 Notes
MGT 1250 Chapter1 Notes MGT1250
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CHAPTER 1: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A LEADER 1. What is Leadership? a. Leadership: An influence based relationship between leaders and followers who intend real change and outcomes that reflect their shared purpose b. It is a people activity, among people not done to people c. Leaders are not different or superior d. The traits needed for superior leadership are the same for leaders & followers e. Think for themselves, not ‘yes’ people 2. What Does Leadership Involve? a. Influence – not passive, it is multidirectional and non-coercive b. Intention – all are actively involved and help to reach the desired end goal c. Changes – toward an end desire everyone wants, don’t maintain the status quo d. Shared Purpose – Leaders and followers share and these lead to changes e. Followers f. Personal Responsibility & Integrity 3. New Ways to Lead (pg.8 Exhibit 1.2 is helpful) a. Constant Change, you can’t stay in the past b. Paradigm: A shared mindset that represents a fundamental way of thinking about, perceiving, and understanding the world c. Change Maker - encourage and enable change d. Facilitator - share control of power, less control and rigidity e. Collaborator – create teams, collaborate with suppliers, customers, gov’t, other divisions, etc. f. Diversity Promoter – Attract better talent and stronger team. g. Humble – Let go of pride, quietly build up strong company, seek advice and think through decisions and their possible consequences 4. Leadership & Management? (5 traits compared) a. Management: the attainment of goals in an effective and efficient manner through planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling organizational resources b. These two cannot replace one another but must work hand-in-hand for an organization to flourish c. Direction – Leaders create and share a vision, managers plans and budgets i. Vision: a picture of an ambitious desirable future for the organization or team d. Alignment – Leaders create shared culture and values, managers organize e. Relationships – Leaders invest in employees, managers invest in goods f. Personal Qualities – Leaders make emotional connections, have open minds, listen, create change, and have self-insight. Managers keep distance emotionally, talk, conform, have insight into the organization, and are expert minds 5. History of the Theories of Leadership a. Great Man Theories (Era 1) - leaders have innate heroic traits like power and influence. One man leads the charge b. Trait Theories (Era 1) – Thought that leadership traits could be predicted (this failed) and then these leaders could be identified early and specially trained c. Behavior Theories (Era 2) – Focus on how effective leaders behave and how their behavior affects leadership effectiveness d. Contingency Theories (Era 2)- Leadership should be tailored to the environment the leader is in. Outside forces can affect leadership effectiveness e. Influence Theories (Era 3) – how to influence followers i. Charismatic Leadership - focus on quality and charisma of the leader to influence followers ii. Leadership Vision - Provide vision to influence followers and iii. Organizational Culture - create culture value that will lead to the vision 6. Learning Leadership a. Agile Leader: A leader open to learning and change who encourages the growth and development of others b. Modern leaders have to abandon old paradigms and adapt to their modern environment, let go of old method and practices c. Intentionally use softer/develop leadership skills (Ex. communication) d. Derailment: a phenomenon in which a manager with a previously great record reaches a certain level and goes off track. They can’t advance because there is a mismatch between job needs and personal skills and qualities. e. Great leaders are honestly interested in people f. Effective Coaching – helps people adapt to a new leadership paradigm 7. Art & Science (leaders born or made?) a. Art- some skills can’t be learned from a book. (Ex. Intuition, experience) b. Science – book skills. (Ex. Facts, how to use skills to hit organizational goals, etc.)
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