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TermDefinition
attitude theory a theory stating that beliefs leaders hold about people greatly influences both the manager's behavior and the follower's responses
behavioral theories greatest predictors of leadership effectiveness are the behaviors and abilities that people learn over time
big l leaders label used to describe individuals in formal positions of authority
emotional intelligence a group of soft skills critical for productive interactions with others
follower-oriented leaders they express greater concern for the follower than the task at hand. these leaders demonstrate supportive behavior
laissez-faire leadership a hands-off approach to leadership
leadership process through which an individual attempts to intentionally influence another individual or group in order to accomplish a goal
leader individuals who influence by setting direction for others, communicating a common vision, and motivating and inspiring followers
little l leaders label that describes people with influence who do not possess a formal position of authority
manager people who influence by providing order and consistency through the activities of planning, budgeting, organizing, staffing, controlling, and problem solving
power ability to influence
situational theories the greatest predictor of leadership effectiveness and success is the situation faced by leaders and how leaders react to those situations
structure degree to which a leader frames responsibilities and goals for achieving tasks
supportive behavior degree to which a leader indicates respect and concern for followers
task-oriented leaders focus on accomplishing the assigned job with much less concern about the followers who accomplish the job
trait theories the greatest predictors or leadership effectiveness and success are the traits and dispositions with which people are endowed at birth or develop early in life
behavioral interviews ask applicants to provide examples about past events and what the applicant did during those events
equal opportunity employment commission (EEOC) charged with enforcing laws associated with the Federal Civil Rights Act
federal civil rights act of 1964 law and its amendments prohibit the discrimination in employment hiring, promotion, compensation, and treatment based upon gender, race, age, religion and other characteristics
performance standards clearly written, objective expectations of how well employees must do their jobs
position (or job) descriptions contain detailed information on training, experience, knowledge, and skills necessary for minimally acceptable employees
progressive discipline series of managerial actions that escalate incrementally when unacceptable performance does not improve within a specified time period
situation (or role play) interviews ask candidates to describe what they would do if faced with a difficult imaginary situation. assess applicant's imaginations and their ability to think up quick solutions to problems
stress interviews deliberately attempt to unnerve candidates by asking blunt, even rude questions.
traditional interviews gather general information about candidates by engaging them in a general conversation about themselves.
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