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Behavioral Theory of Leadership

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Jessica Schottanes

on 20 October 2015

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Transcript of Behavioral Theory of Leadership

Behavioral Theory of Leadership
"Style Approach"
Behavior of a Leader, which emphasizes a concern for people and collaboration
Focus on how leaders behave and assume that leaders can be made and are not born.
Successful leadership is based on learnable behavior
Characteristics
Concern for:
Task
People
Directive Leadership
Participative Leadership
Democratic Leadership
Confident
Trustworthy
Good with coming up with ideas
Calm in stressful situations
Takes charge when needed
Pros and Cons
Pros:
Verbal Reinforcement
Supporter Contribution & Involvement
Leaders will have self-belief
Builds confidence
Able to adapt well to change
Cons:
Limitations
Broad Qualifications
Gender Difference
Could adapt in a negative way
Works Cited
http://infed.org/mobi/classical-models-of-managerial-leadership-trait-behavioural-contingency-and-transformational-theory/
Behavior Theory of Leadership is also known as "The style approach to leadership."
Task behaviors, relationship behaviors, and advantages of the approach are all important in this type of leadership.
What is Human Behavior?
Refers to the range of behaviors exhibited by humans and are influenced by culture, attitudes, emotions, values, ethics, authority, persuasion or genetics.
It is experienced through throughout an individual's lifetime.
It includes the way we act based on different factors such as genetics, social norms, core faith and attitude.
All of these things help shape a behavioral leader.
Behavior continued...
Behavior is impacted by certain traits an individual has.
Traits vary from person to person that can produce different actions and outcomes.
Bill Gates
Gates would request his employees to present and report out their ideas and findings to him on a regular basis.
He would regularly interrupt meetings in order to question and challenge facts and assumptions.
His leadership style is authoritarian.
Authoritarian leaders is very effective for emergency situations for where quick decisions are required.
Why Bill Gates is a good Behavioral Leader
He was a very successful man.
He was good in stressful situations.
He listened to other people's opinions.
Was not afraid to express his own opinions.
Very authoritative.
The way that Bill Gates was successful in running his business and being known as a very successful leader is why we picked him as our behavioral example.

Situation
Any time of crisis when big decisions need to be made in order for people to be safe.
Starting a business
Team captain on a sports team
During a tragedy (death in the family)
Any situation that involves drastic change

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Approaches continued....
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