Leadership Attitudes



One way of looking at different leadership styles is in terms of task orientation versus employee orientation.

The combination of these two effects lead to the following diagram:

1. Country Club Management

2. SUPPORTING
1. Team Management

2. COACHING
1. Impoverished Management

2. DELEGATING
1. Authority/Obedience Management

2. DIRECTING

This diagram can be used in two ways:


Analysing Your Style
Style Choice
References



Anaylsing Your Style

How do you lead your group? What is your attitude to both them and the task at hand?

It is generally accepted that group leaders who have a Team Management style are the most effective, though this is not always the case.

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Style Choice

If you have a group of widely differing levels of ability, confidence and commitment, you may want to lead them each with a different style.

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References

BLANCHARD K., ZIGARMI P. and ZIGARMI D.:"Leadership and the One Minute Manager" (Willow Books, 1986)

VECCHIO R.P.:"Organizational Behaviour" (The Dryden Press, 1988), pp 284-317

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Most recent revision 7 Feb 1997