Understanding Behaviors for Effective Leadership
by Jon P Howell
This comprehensive review examines five major behavior patterns that effective leaders use to influence followers (supportiveness, directiveness, ... Show synopsis This comprehensive review examines five major behavior patterns that effective leaders use to influence followers (supportiveness, directiveness, participation, reward/punishment, and charismatic behaviors) and emphasizes how leaders can diagnose and modify situations and followers to make their leadership a more positive and productive endeavor. Part I introduces the concept of leadership, the approach of the book, and descriptions and evaluations of several currently popular situational leadership theories; Part II describes the five major leadership behaviors; and Part III examines current leadership issues in organizations, with a concluding chapter that summarizes the impacts of the leadership behaviors in organizations. Profiles well-known leaders to demonstrate each leader behavior pattern; incorporates findings on personal attributes, skills and sources of power that leaders develop to improve their use of each leader behavior pattern; provides examples of effective and ineffective use of each leader behavior pattern; and includes self-assessments to help readers relate the behaviors to their own life. Offers a unique Internet link for additional reference and support.