Chapter 9 section 4 slides Alina Mohammod

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COMM 453
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Chapter 9: Communicating Leadership
Trait Leadership Trait theory is one of the earliest attempts to fashion a theory of leadership Focuses on an individual's physical and social attributes Physical attractiveness is a key component Business leaders: fit, tall, well groomed Celebrity and popular fashion culture Certain professions such as flight attendants Disciplining of the female body in the workplace Signs of power, authority, and privilege The unspoken expectation that women will go great lengths to monitor their appearances to meet what they perceive to be expected standards of employment
Leadership Style Theories of leadership have long been associated with issues of power and authority In 1960, White and Lippitt proposed that leadership style should be conceived of as a continuum from autocratic (boss centered authority) to democratic (managers and subordinates sharing authority) to laissez-faire (subordinate centered power and authority with little to no guidance from managers) Concern for relationships and concern for production are two key dimensions for style bases options The effectiveness of any given style depends on the consent of followers Styles can vary depending on situations
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