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Title: CHAPTER 8 – Leadership in Management

CHAPTER 8 Leadership in Management
  • Unit 2

Leadership Qualities
  • Leadership means providing direction and vision
    for a company.
  • Leaders manage others by inspiring them rather
    than ordering them.
  • You can be a manager but not a leader and you can
    be a leader but not a manager.

What do you know about leadership?
  • You are born a leader. T
  • Only top-level and middle managers can be
    leaders. T
  • A leader is a boss. T

Leadership Qualities
  • Motivation
  • Have initiative the desire to take action and
    get things done.
  • Have motivation towards others.
  • Have a goal.

Leadership Qualities
  • Confidence
  • Have self-confidence.
  • Be sure of yourself.
  • Actually know what you are doing.
  • Have a goal and know how to reach it.
  • The more confidence you have in yourself, the
    more confidence others will have in you.
  • Be decisive.
  • Even if your decision is wrong, admit that it was
    wrong and learn from it.
  • People have more confidence in a leader who is
    willing to make mistakes and learn from them.

Leadership Qualities
  • Communication
  • Must be good at human relations the ability to
    communicate with people.
  • You will learn that communication is key to any
    setting, relationship, or situation.
  • To motivate others you need to explain your
  • Listening goes hand in hand with communicating.
  • You will understand people better and be able to
    get them more involved.
  • You will understand what their strengths and
    weaknesses are and what they need to do to a
    better job.
  • Listen to others for ideas and advice.

Leadership Qualities
  • Integrity holding to principles like honesty,
    loyalty, and fairness.
  • Set a good example.
  • You cant expect your workers to care about their
    job if you dont care about yours.
  • The Buck Stops Here
  • This sign was on President Harry Trumans
    desk. It meant that he took full responsibility
    for whatever happened. He didnt pass the buck
    on someone else.

Leadership Qualities
  • Developing Leadership Skills
  • There are many books, videos, and courses on
    leadership. Some colleges even offer a degree in
  • Work with someone who have leadership ability and
    study what he or she does. It could be a manager,
    teacher, coach, or relative.
  • Join a club, a team, a drama group, or a
    community organization to develop communication
  • Take the initiative at school, at work, or in
    club activities. Volunteer for projects or
    activities that give you an opportunity to lead.

Styles of Leadership
  • Autocratic Leadership - when you like to run
    everything yourself and answer to no one.
  • Assume people dont like to work, avoid
    responsibility, and have to be watched all the
  • Control workers through fear and intimidation.
  • This leaders lack of trust doesnt inspire
  • If something happens to this leader, there is
    usually no one to take over the business.

Henry Ford was an autocratic leader. He went so
far as to hire secret police to spy on his
managers to make sure they were doing what he
told them.
Styles of Leadership
  • Democratic Leadership managers and employees
    work together to make decisions.
  • New ideas are encouraged.
  • Leader makes final decision but reasons are
  • Assumes people are not lazy and want to work.

Alfred Sloan, chairman of GM, broke the company
up into divisions and gave his managers the power
to make decisions. GM soon started selling more
cars than Ford.
Styles of Leadership
  • Free-Rein Leadership requires the leader to set
    goals for your managers and employees and then
    leave them alone to get the job done.
  • Delegating giving managers and employees to run
    things and make decisions.
  • You dont have to run everything yourself.
  • You can focus on more important work.
  • It gets your employees more involved.
  • It gives your employees a chance to develop their
    own potential.
  • DO NOT delegate if
  • You are lazy, dont have confidence, or dont
    want the responsibility.
  • Dont delegate to an irresponsible manager.

Leadership in Teams
  • Self-managed teams work groups that supervise
  • By letting teams manage themselves, more work is
    accomplished because they dont have to answer to
    upper management.
  • Usually more goal oriented than task oriented.

Leadership in Teams
  • The Organization of Self-Managed Teams
  • Each member has a special skill.
  • OR
  • The team selects one team leader.
  • Advantages
  • Faster and more efficient
  • Team members have a chance to learn each others
    jobs and obtain new skills
  • It simplifies the decision making process.
  • Team members learn to participate and cooperate
    with each other.
  • Self-managed teams learn to solve their own

Exercises pg. 122
  • Using Business Key Words
  • Review What You Learned
  • Understanding Business Concepts
  • Critical Thinking