ERIC Number: ED249433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Who's in Charge Here: The What and How of Leadership.
Osborne, W. Larry
Our rapidly changing society will need individuals trained and skilled in leadership. Leadership is a process designed to maximize individual contributions to organizations and society. Research has shown that there is no one way of exerting leadership. Leadership behavior can be grouped into two categories: task behavior and relationship behavior. These two categories can be further divided into four quadrants: structuring, coaching, encouraging, and delegating. Leadership behavior is a function of the developmental level of the individuals being led, who can be categorized according to their motivation, skill, and experience. As the developmental level increases, leadership style evolves from structuring to delegating. Leadership requires both self-understanding and sensitivity toward others. Creative leaders strive to develop the potential in individuals through effective leadership behavior. (The Leadership Style Recorder and scoring key are appended.) (BL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Houston, TX, March 18-21, 1984).