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Speech Chapter 10

Members and Leaders in Small Group Communication

Emily Branigan

on 29 October 2012

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Transcript of Speech Chapter 10

The End! *Prepare members and start interaction
*Build group cohesiveness
*Maintain effective interaction
*Guide through the agreed-on agenda
*Ensure member satisfaction
*Empower group members
*Encourage ongoing evaluation and improvement
*Manage conflict
*Mentor Leadership Skills Trait Centered Leadership identifies people who have an optimal mix of personality and professional qualities.
Functional Leadership is responsive to dynamic and changing situations.
Transformational Leadership is characterized by leaders who possess charisma and seek to encourage and empower members.
Situational Leadership is demonstrated by an individual who is able to adjust and adapt tasks to member situations, maturity, and mix. Leadership Approaches
The process of influencing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of group members and establishing the direction that others follow; the process of empowering others. Leaders in Small Group Communication BEWARE OF GROUPTHINK Members in Small
Group Communication Chapter Ten:
Members and Leaders
Small Group
Communication The skills of leadership are rare.
Leaders are born.
Leaders are all charismatic. Fact or Myth? *Group Task Roles *Group Building and Maintenance Roles *Individual Roles Information giver or seeker Opinion giver or seeker Procedural technician or recorder Initiator-contributor Elaborator Evaluator-critic Encourager or Harmonizer Compromiser Gatekeeper-expediter Standard Setter Follower Aggresor Recognition seekers
Self-Confessors Blocker Special Interest Pleader Dominator Becoming a Better Team Member General Types of Leadership: *Laissez-faire Leader *Democratic Leader *Authoritarian Leader Leadership: Be group oriented! Center conflict on issues! Be open-minded! Ensure understanding! Presented By: Emily Branigan and Nicole Cuthbertson
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