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Equity Theory

Motivational theory in which people evaluate the outcomes they receive for their inputs and compare them with the outcomes others receive for their inputs

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Expectancy Theory

Motivational theory in which people act in a manner that they believe will lead to an outcome they value

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Followership

The characteristic that leaders can be effective only to the extent that followers are willing to accept their leadership

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Hygiene Factors

Conditions external to the individual, such as pay and work conditions

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Leadership

A complex process by which a person influences others to accomplish a mission, task, or objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent

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Motivation Factors

An individual's internal desire for recognition, achievement, responsibility, and advancement

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Power

The capacity of one party to influence another party

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Reinforcement Theory

Motivational theory in which behavior is a function of its consequences

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Concept

Position of Officer gives you the authority to accomplish certain tasks and objectives. This power does not make you a leader

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Leadership Attributes

Beliefs, values, ethics, character, knowledge, skills

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Concept

Effective leaders are good followers

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Autocratic Leadership

Iron-hand approach used to maintain high personal control

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Democratic Leadership

A consultative approach that recognizes the resources of the group

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Laissez-faire Leadership

A free-rein approach that leaves decision making to the fire fighter rather than the officer

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French and Raven Power types

Legitimate, reward, expert, referent, and coercive power

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Yukl Power types

Personal and positional power

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Legitimate Power

Subordinate believes that superior has the right to make the request and the subordinate has the obligation to comply

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Reward Power

Subordinate complies to obtain rewards believed to be controlled by the superior

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Expert Power

Subordinate complies due to a belief that the superior has special knowledge

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Referent Power

Subordinate complies due to admiration of or identification with the superior and seeks approval

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Coercive Power

Subordinate complies to avoid punishment believed to be controlled by the superior

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Personal Power

Expert and Referent power (reflects the effectiveness of the individual)

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Positional Power

Legitimate, Reward, and Coercive power (reflects the role the superior has in the organization)

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Concept

A core responsibility of a fire officer is to handle emergencies effectively

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Concept

The first arriving officer has additional important responsibilities, namely to establish command of the incident and to provide direction to the rest of the responding units

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Who is the Officer's primary responsibility to?

The team of firefighters under his or her direct supervision

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When do you use Autocratic Leadership?

Emergency scenes or dangerous situations when immediate action is required

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Concept

The scene size-up needs to be clear and concise. A fire officer who provides a calm and complete description of the situation on arrival demonstrates leadership and ability to control the action that will occur

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Concept

The first arriving officer must demonstrate the ability to take control of the situation and provide specific direction to all of the units arriving

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Concept

The fire department workplace environment produces a special type of bonding, but it can easily produce a variety of productivity problems, as well as behavioral traits that are often associated with a dysfunctional family