Learning Objectives

Chapter 7 Contingency Theories and Adaptive Leadership Learning Objectives After studying this chapter you should be able to: ■ 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. ■ 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.

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Nature of Leadership Learning Objectives After studying this chapter, you should be able to: ■ Understand the different ways leadership has been defined. ■ Understand the controversy about differences between leadership and management. ■ Understand why it is so difficult to assess leadership effectiveness. ■ Understand the different indicators used to assess leadership effectiveness. ■ Understand what aspects of leadership have been studied the most during the past 50 years. ■ Understand the organization of this book.

Chapter 12 Charismatic and Transformational Leadership Learning Objectives After studying this chapter, you should be able to: ■ Understand how charismatic and transformational theories differ from earlier theories. ■ Understand similarities and differences between charismatic and transformational leadership. ■ Understand how leaders, followers, and the situation affect attributions of charisma. ■ Understand the traits, behaviors, and influence processes included in each major theory. ■ Understand the benefits and costs of charismatic leadership for followers and the organization. ■ Understand how to inspire more follower commitment and optimism.

 
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