CHAPTER 8

Leadership and Group Dynamics

The domain of leaders is the future. The leader’s unique legacy is the creation of valued institutions that survive over time. The most significant contribution leaders make is not simply to today’s bottom line; it is to the long-term development of people and institutions so they can adapt, change, prosper, and grow.

James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, The Leadership Challenge, 4th edition.

KEY WORDS

Leadership and power

Formal and informal leadership

Theory X and Theory Y

Position power: reward power, coercive power, legitimate power

Personal power: expert power, reference power

Acceptance theory

Zone of indifference

Approaches to leadership: trait, behavioral, contingency and situational, transactional ...

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