Leadership


History of Leadership Training
Traits of Leaders
Directive Leadership
Re-framing


History of Leadership Training Back to Top

Plato:

Genes, childhood, training, and work experience are important determinants of leadership.

Confucianism:

US Business Schools:

Situational Leadership program: Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard (1970s)

Contingency theory of leadership effectiveness.

Leaders as change agents (1980s)

Personal Growth approach:

Leaders are individuals who are deeply in touch with their personal dreams and talents and who will act to fulfill them. Usually outdoor-adventure activities are included in exercises.

Conceptual Understanding approach:

This program stimulates participants to think deeply about leadership and to have initial experiences of the behaviors associated with leading.

But most leadership skills are either too complex to train or else too poorly understood to be trainable.

Feedback approach:

Through effective feedback processes, we can learn about our strengths and weaknesses in a number if leadership skills. The next logical step is to develop the weaker skills or to acquire the absent skills.

Skill Building approach:

Cognitive and psychological skills, which are included in leadership skills, are difficult to teach.


Traits of Leaders Back to Top

Leader

Manager

  • Innovate
  • Originate
  • Develop
  • People focus
  • Trust
  • Long-range perspective
  • Ask why
  • Challenge
  • Do right things
  • Administer
  • Imitate
  • Maintain
  • Structure focus
  • Control
  • Short-range perspective
  • Ask how
  • Accept
  • Do things right

  • Directive Leadership Back to Top

    The leadership Cycle

    The upper cycle is usually successful

     

     

    (When subordinates are not capable)

     

     

     

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    Directive Democrat

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    Directive Autocrat

     

     

     

    Permissive Democrat

     

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    Permissive Autocrat

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    (When a quick response is imperative)

     

     

     

     


     Re-framing Back to Top

    A managers' frame change leads to an organizational change


     

    Plato

    Machaveli

    Buddsim

    Confucianism

    Marthin Luther King

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Hitler