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Topics: Leadership, Skill, Management Pages: 3 (298 words) Published: July 3, 2013
Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice 2e Peter G. Northouse

Chapter 1 Discussion Questions
1. The textbook mentions there are more than a100 different definitions of leadership. How do you define leadership? (5 points)

 
 Leadership
 Is
 the
 Activity
 that
 improves
 and
 increases
 the
 quality
 of
 leadership
 of
 an
 individual
 or
  organization
 and
 the
 improvement
 of
 performance
 in
 leadership
 skills
 and
 roles.

2. Name the six different approaches/philosophies to defining leadership and briefly describe each. (12 points) - Trait emphasis: distinguishing quality of an individual. - Ability emphasis: ability frequently refers to a natural capacity. - Skill emphasis: a competency developed to accomplish a task effectively. - Behavior emphasis: used to get the job done. - Relationship emphasis: leadership is centered on the communication between leaders and followers rather than on the unique quality of the leader. - Process emphasis: used to help people feel comfortable. 3. Do you think a leader employing one philosophy of leadership would be more effective than the others? Why or why not? (3 points) - No because there is a big variety  in

 the
 types
 of
 leadership
 philosophies,
 also
 because
 the
 
way
 people
 experience
 development
 differently.

4. Refer to Table 1.1.on page 7 of the textbook. Choose one positive and one negative leadership attribute that you most agree with or that you think is the most important and explain. (5 points) - Positive: Team Builder, important because it increases efficiency as an organization - Negative: egocentric, because a leaders needs to influence followers positively 5. Read the Case Study on page 8 to 9. In what ways does Denny Hill’s coaching exemplify leadership as an influence process? (5 points) Denny exemplify his influence by playing a model in a...
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