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Leadership has been called?

Trait
Behavior
Skill
Talent
Characteristic
Art

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What is directing, overseeing, or controlling the activities of other individuals most closely related to?

Supervising

3

Control of a project, program, situation, or organization is considered?

Managing

4

The act of controlling, directing, conducting, guiding, and administering through the use of personal behavioral traits or personality characteristics that motivate employees to the successful completion of an organizations goals

Leading

5

Supervisory Ability

Applying the four functions of management to accomplish the objectives through the efforts of others

6

What are the four functions of management?

Planning
Organizing
Directing
Controlling

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Decisiveness

Solving problems and making informed decisions

8

Intelligence

Using common sense, logic, and reason in making decisions

9

Self-assurance

Demonstrating self-confidence and self-esteem when making decisions

10

Initiative

Accomplishing goals and objectives with a minimum of supervision

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The desire for professional success

Gaining additional responsibility within the organization through hard work

12

Integrity

Applying consistently a set of morals or values to the decision-making process and doing the right thing

13

Personal Security

Knowing that the leader is secure in the position and does not feel threatened by subordinates, peers, or the political environment

14

Sense of Priority

Determining what must be accomplished first and maintaining focus on the outcome

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Vision

Having a dream or concept of the way things can or should be

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Industriousness

Accomplishing seemingly insurmountable tasks

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Interpersonal skills

Communicating ideas and getting along with others

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Empowerment

Sharing authority and responsibility with other members of the organization

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Innovation and Creativity

Seeking continuously new and imaginative methods for accomplishing the mission of the organization

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Consistency

Applying procedures, policies, rewards, and discipline evenly and fairly over time

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Preparedness

Always being prepared for any potential situation and having contingency plans in place to resolve it

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Living in the future

Anticipating change and meeting it in a proactive manner

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Basic leadership style consists of?

Autocratic, Democratic and Laissez-Faire categories

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Two-dimensional leadership consists of?

Job-centered and employee-centered models

25

Contingency leadership theory is?

A belief that no single best style exists

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Contemporary leadership consists of which theories?

Charismatic, Transformational, Transactional and Symbolic

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This theory is the belief that the average worker is inherently lazy and dislikes work

Theory X

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This theory is the belief that the average worker believes working is as natural as play or rest

Theory Y

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This theory is the belief that involved workers can perform without supervision

Theory Z

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What is the key to successfully applying the different theories to real situations?

Remember that each theory or style is valid in the right situation within the variables of the situation