8  Leadership in the Arts

Leaders look forward to the future. They hold in their minds ideas and visions of what can be. They have a sense of what is uniquely possible if everyone works together for a common purpose. Leaders are positive about the future, and they passionately believe that people can make a difference.

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

Key Terms & Concepts

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 and transformational ...

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