Chapter 7 - RUI-LMS

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Contingency Theories and Adaptive
Leadership
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After studying this chapter, you should be
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Understand how aspects of the situation can
enhance or diminish effects of leader behavior.
Understand key features of the early
contingency theories of effective leadership.
Understand the benefits and limitations of
contingency theories.
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Understand the findings from empirical
research on contingency theories.
Understand how to adapt leader behavior to
the situation.
Understand how to manage disruptions and
other crises.
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Understand how aspects of the
situation can enhance or diminish
effects of leader behavior
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Contingency theories describe how aspects of
the leadership situation alter a leader's
influence on an individual subordinate or a
work group
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Types of Variables
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Causal Effects
Direct Effects
 Direct Influence
 Moderates Effects
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Understand key features of the
early contingency theories of
effective leadership
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Path-Goal Theory
Situational Leadership Theory
LPC Contingency Model
Leader Substitutes Theory
Cognitive Resources Theory
Multiple-Linkage Model
Normative Decision Model
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Understand the benefits and
limitations of contingency
theories
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Contingency theories take into account:
 Task requirements
 Situational constraints
 Interpersonal processes
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Behavior Meta-category over-emphasis
Ambiguous descriptions
Inadequate causal explanations
Inattention to behavior patterns
Inattention to joint effects
Moderators versus mediators
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Understand the findings from
empirical research on contingency
theories
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Weak and inconsistent evidence
Best research support for the Normative
Decision Model
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Weak research methods
Conceptual Weaknesses
Theories have not been adequately tested
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Understand how to adapt leader
behavior to the situation
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Situational understanding
Flexibility
Planning
Consulting
Provide direction
Monitor
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Understand how to manage
disruptions and other crises
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Anticipate problems
Recognize warnings
Identify problem
Direct decisively
Communicate
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