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Leadership Styles

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Transcript of Leadership Styles

Are all Leaders the Same?
Cross Functional Teams
In the next video from the movie "
Madagascar 2
" we can see that each penguin has a specialty and the leader encourages them to perform the best in their area of expertise.
Categorizing Leadership

1) Focus on power:

2) Orientation:

3) Motivation:
Keep in Mind....
Regardless of your team type:
Be aware of what people expect from you
Strive your best to create this foundation and help bring out the best performance from your team
Self Managed Teams
In the next video we can see that the penguins work together without a clear leader and they achieve their goal.
What is a Leader's Job?
Ensure organization runs effectively by
strategizing, setting visions, priorities

Build relationships, influence others, and make things happen.

Most Importantly - leaders must be able to fulfill the expectations of their teams
Transactional Leadership
Autocratic Leadership Style Characteristics
Called vertical leadership
Seek sole possession of power, authority and control
But what do people really need from their leaders?
Democratice Leadership Style Characteristics
Called shared leadership
Leadership distributed among team
Leadership stems from the team
We asked few people "What do you need from your leaders?"

This is what they said......
Task Oriented Leadership Style Characteristics
Focus on accomplishing objectives
Determines what and how
Pushes for more productivity
People Oriented Leadership Style Characteristics
Allows members to use their judgement
Gives more flexibility to members
Empowers members
People Need....
Transactional Leadership Style Characteristics
Stick and carrot relationship
Contingent reward
Management by exception (active)
Management by exception (passive)
Transformational Leadership Style Characteristics
Idealized influence
Inspirational motivation
Inspirational communication
Individual consideration
Ask yourself.."Can I embody these traits for the people I aspire to lead?"
Let's take a look at what Gareth Jones from London School of Business found when he asked over a thousand people on what they need from their leaders?
Task Oriented Leadership
In the next example from the movie "Braveheart", the leader rallies his troops with an inspirational speech before battle.
People Oriented Leadership
Problem Solving Teams
In the next video from the movie "
Apollo 13
" we can see a group of people working together to solve a very specific and challenging problem, time is limited and there is no margin for error.

You need to be a flexible leader
A good leader should adjust the approach depending on:
Characteristics of the team
Challenges and team dynamics
In the next video from the movie
"Remember the Titans",
the coach gives explicit commands for the team to follow - no discussions.
Autocratic Leadership
Transformational Leadership
In this example from the movie
"Les Miserables"
, Captain Javert monitors prisoners working in extreme conditions to accomplish the assigned task.
In the next example from the movie
"Pitch Perfect"
, Aubrey, the leader of the Bellas cappella singing group spends time to help individual members practice their parts and top their skills.
In the next example from the TV series
"Band of Brother"
, Captain Herbet Sobel revokes the weekend pass requests as a way of punishing everyone who does not follow the rules.
Self Managed Teams
Group of individuals who work together for a common purpose but without the supervision of any leader
Cross Functional Teams
Formed for a special purpose of working on any specific project or finding a solution to a very critical problem
Problem Solving Teams
The purpose of these teams is to share ideas and listen to the suggestion about the methods of improving the work processes
If Leaders are not the same, are Teams the same?
What do People Need from Leaders?
What kind of leaders do these teams need?
Self-managed teams need little or no management

Democratic Leadership
Is more of a coach
Has a clear vision, focus and aligns the team's efforts with the organization's

Communicate transparently
Breakdown barriers
Foster an open-minded culture
Always have a plan of action
A problem solving team
leader needs to:
A leader in a
cross-functional team
So far we discussed:
Leadership Styles
Types of teams
What people need from their leaders
So, how do leadership styles affect teams and their succes?
Answer is - IT DEPENDS!
Please refer to our handout for more details
Research Results
People are looking for:
· Community
· Authenticity
· Significance
· Excitement

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