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Century 2030-14

Power A measure of a person's potential to get others to do what he or she wants them to do, as well as to avoid being forced by others to do what he or she does not want to do. (the ability to command) p. 284
Authority The right to issue directives and expend resources, related to power but narrower in scope. p. 285
Leadership Ability to influence people to willingly follow one's guidance or adhere to one's decisions. p. 285
Leader One who obtains followers and influneces them in setting and acheving objectives. p. 285
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy The relationship between a leader's expectations and the resulting performance of subordinates. p. 287
Triat Theory Stressed what the leader was like rather than what the leader did. p. 287
Autocratic Leader Makes most decisions for the group. p. 288
Laissez-Faire Leader Allows people within the group to make all decisions. p. 288
Democratic Leader Guides and encourages the group to make decisions. p. 288
Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ) Questionnaire to determine what a successful leader does, requardless of the type of group being led. p. 289
Consideration Leader behavior pf showing concern for individual group members and satisfying their needs. p. 289
Initiating Structure Leader behavior of structuring the work of group memebers and directing the group toward the attainment of the group's goal. p. 289
Managerial Grid A two-dimensional framework rating a leader on the basis of concern for people and concern for production. p. 290
Contingency Approach to Leadership Focuses on the style of leadership that is most effective in particular situations. p. 291
Leader-Member relations Degree that others trust and respect the leader and the leader's friendliness. p. 292
Task Structure Degree to which job tasks are structured. p. 292
Position Power Power and influence that go with a job. p. 292
Path-Goal Theory of Leadership Attemps to define the relationships between a leadership between a leader's behavior and the subordinates' performance and work activities. p. 294
Situational Leadersip Theory As the level of maturity of followers increases, structure should be reduced while socioemotional support should first be increased and then gradually decreased. p. 294
Transitional Leadership Takes the approach that the leaders engage in a bargaining relationship with their followers. p. 295
Transformational Leadership Involves cultivating employee acceptance of the group mission. p. 295
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