Leadership: Theory, Application, & Skill Development by Robert N. Lussier, Christopher F. Achua

By Robert N. Lussier, Christopher F. Achua

Management, 4th variation is meant for the undergraduate path titled "Leadership". The path is usually present in the dep. of administration yet is additionally provided sometimes during the ROTC software and schooling departments.

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3 Interrelationships among the Levels of Analysis of Leadership Theory O rg p an ou iza Gr tio na l Individual The group-level approach provides a better understanding of leadership effectiveness than the individual, but groups function in a larger social system; and group effectiveness cannot be understood if the focus of research is limited to a group’s internal process level of analysis. Thus, the group part of the triangle supports the organizational side. If the groups are not effective, the triangle will fall or organizational performance will be low.

He grouped these roles into three categories. The managerial role categories are interpersonal, informational, and decisional. Mintzberg’s management role theory has been supported by research studies. 2 on the next page shows the ten managerial roles, based on the three categories. Work Application 6 Do you believe that you are a born leader? Do you believe that you can develop your leadership skills to improve job performance? 2 Managerial Roles Interpersonal Roles Informational Roles Decisional Roles Figurehead Leader Liaison Monitor Disseminator Spokesperson Entrepreneur Disturbance-handler Resource-allocator Negotiator Interpersonal Roles The interpersonal leadership roles include figurehead, leader, and liaison.

One statement is usually like you, the other not. Both statements are like you, although one is slightly more like you. 5 6 Part 1 Individuals as Leaders (Self-Assessment 1 continued) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I’m interested in and willing to take charge of a group of people. I want someone else to be in charge of the group. When I’m not in charge, I’m willing to give input to the leader to improve performance. When I’m not in charge, I do things the leader’s way, rather than offer my suggestions. I’m interested in and willing to get people to listen to my suggestions and to implement them.

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