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ERIC Number: ED404043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 8
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Educating the Leader in the Use of Leadership Styles To Enable Greater Motivation of Followers.
Phipps, Maurice
This paper discusses leadership styles and the stages of development of a group. Situational leadership is based on the amount of direction (task behavior) and the amount of socio-emotional support (relationship behavior) the leader must provide given the situation and level of maturity or readiness of the followers. Having gauged the maturity level, the leader decides which leadership style to use; telling, selling, participating, or delegating. Situational leadership can be linked to stages in group development. There are four stages of group development. Each stage has a personal relation function and a task function. The stages of personal relations are dependency, conflict, cohesion, and interdependence. The stages of task functions are orientation, organization, data-flow, and problem-solving. "Experiential Leadership Education" teaches people skills in leadership, such as leadership styles and group dynamics. An Experiential Leadership Profile consists of scores from several tests, data gained from experience, and a group dynamics questionnaire. The profile shows results from pre- and post-tests that illustrate changes in style and effectiveness in hypothetical situations, recording decisionmaking over time. The profile enables the leader to visualize aspects of his or her leadership that are normally difficult to see. In a study of this approach, students using Experiential Leadership Education compared favorably to comparison groups not using this method. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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