MGT 360 Marthin Luther King Jr Leadership Please think of your favorite leader (or, if you do not have a favorite leader, any leader or a comic figure, etc.) and answer all of the following questions. Try not to exceed a total of three to four pages for your responses (that is, approximately one page answer per question). Use your own words to answer the question and summarize your answer in a writing assignment (Times New Roman 12).
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A. What traits does the leader possess that you think make this leader effective? How would you describe this leaders personality?
B. Which behavior (leadership styles) does the leader demonstrate?
C. Which of the ‘newer’ leadership (e.g., LMX, transformational leadership, etc.) approaches apply? Department of Management
Leadership Lecture Slides: Dr. Hoch
? What is leadership?
? What are traits of effective leaders?
? What are behaviors of effective
? How does leadership style depend on
? Types of leadership: transformational,
transactional, servant, and authentic
Before We Begin
What famous leaders can you
What makes them so effective?
What attributes do famous
How do they behave?
The Dancer Leadership lessons:
Examples of Leaders from Various Fields
Martin Luther King
Renee James (Intel President)
Evolution of Leadership Theories
can be trained
Leadership is the act of influencing
others to work toward a goal
hold a position
position and their
personal power to
are without a
forms of power
Leadership and Management
Management Produces Order and
Leadership Produces Change and
Planning and Budgeting
? Establish agendas
? Set timetables
? Allocate resources
? Create a vision
? Clarify the big picture
? Set strategies
Organizing and Staffing
? Provide structure
? Make job placements
? Establish rules and procedures
? Communicate goals
? Seek commitment
? Build teams and coalitions
Controlling and Problem Solving
Motivating and Inspiring
? Develop incentives
? Generate creative solutions
? Take corrective action
? Inspire and energize
? Empower subordinates
? Satisfy unmet needs
Functions of Management and Leadership (Kotter, 1990)
Trait Approaches to
What Do Leaders Do?
Behavioral Approaches to Leadership
Task oriented leader
structuring the roles of
them with instructions and
behaving in ways that will
increase the performance of
*Task oriented behaviors are
directives given to employees
to get things done and to
ensure that organizational
goals are met
People oriented leader
behaviors include showing
concern for employee
feelings and treating
employees with respect
*People oriented leaders
genuinely care about the well
being of their employees and
they demonstrate their
concern in their actions and
(University of Iowa) 3) Laissez-faire
University of Michigan 2) Employee-oriented
1) Concern for production
2) Concern for people
Contingency Approaches to
The Role of Context
Vroom and Yetton- Leadership
The decision tree approach
is a guide leaders can use to
decide how participative
they should be given
Leader Decision Making
Leader makes the decision
Employees participate in the
making of the decision
Employees make decision and
leader provides minimum
Telling/directing *Employees are committed but
need constant direction
Selling/coaching *Leaders encourage and
collaborate to gain results
Participating/supporting *Leaders provide
guidance and employees make decisions
Delegating *Leaders assign and make
Democratic Decision Making Style
Sergey Brin, Google
co-founder, is known
for his democratic
decision making style
Steve Jobs talks
Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory
High quality LMX
mutual respect between
the leader and the
Low quality LMX
lower levels of trust and
respect between leaders
Mandela: Inspiring leadership by Example:
*Employees demonstrate the right behaviors
because the leader provides resources in
*Employees focus on companys well being
rather than individual pursuits
Transformational leaders lead
employees by aligning employee goals
with the leaders goals
Leaders are self aware
Not afraid to act the
Possess high levels of
way they are
Leaders are introspective
Understand where they
are coming from
Retain a thorough understanding of
their own values and priorities
Defines the leaders role as serving the needs of
The primary mission of the leader is to develop
employees and help them reach their goals
Servant leaders put their employees first, understand
their personal needs and desires, empower them, and
help them develop in their careers
Ethical leaders seek to do the right thing and
conduct their lives and leadership roles in an
ethical manner (Brown & Trevin?o, 2006).
Ethical leadership: the demonstration of normatively appropriate conduct through
personal actions and interpersonal relationships, and the promotion of such conduct
to followers through two-way communication, reinforcement, and decisionmaking (Brown et al, 2005: 120).
trait (i.e., the
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