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Psyc 3301 - Psychology of Humans

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10 15 2014 CHAPTER 10 Leadership Different paths to becoming a leader In work settings formal leaders are generally appointed In other settings formal leaders are generally elected In less formal settings leaders often emerge Important issues in leadership research Who becomes a leader Leadership styles Leader effectiveness New directions in leadership 1 10 15 2014 Who becomes a leader Are certain people born to be leaders The trait approach leaders are born the great person theory Contrary to the trait approach prediction with the exception of traits such as energy and ambition leaders do not all share the same traits high need for power low need for affiliation high need for achievement self confidence charisma However many different combinations of traits can be found in different leaders Who becomes a leader It depends on the situation The situational approach situations call out leaders Situations require certain skills expertise and competencies The person s who possess the requisite attributes will emerge as the leader s e g The Admirable Crichton To continue as a situational leader the leader must be adaptable and innovative 2 10 15 2014 The Admirable Crichton The Admirable Crichton 3 10 15 2014 Who becomes a leader It depends on the situation The situational approach situations call out leaders Situations require certain skills expertise and competencies The person s who possess the requisite attributes will emerge as the leader s e g The Admirable Crichton To continue as a situational leader the leader must be adaptable and innovative Who becomes a leader The interactionist approach The interactionist approach Both leader characteristics and situational requirements play a role Under the right circumstances just about anyone might be the best leader This approach has the advantages of being more accurate and more optimistic than the two previous approaches although it is also more complex Implication for career planning find a profession that is a good



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