D073 Test Prep

  1. Vision
    Describes where a company wants to be in the future
  2. Mission Statement
    Describes the purpose of a company, its goals, and how it will achieve its vision.
  3. Innate
    Something you are born with
  4. Attributes
    Qualities or features of something
  5. Great Man Theory
    A 19th century theory that states that history is largely explained by the effect of great men or heroes and their superior intellect and other attributes.
  6. Behavioral Theory
    A theory based on the premise that behaviors are conditioned as a result of experiences with the environment; anyone can be trained to behave in a preferred way.
  7. Contingency Theory
    A contingency is a future event or circumstance that can’t be predicted with absolute certainty.
  8. Trait Theory Extended
    The assumption that leadership capabilities are rooted in characteristics possessed by individuals. 

    Core Traits, considered to be preconditioned, endow people with leadership potential. 

    Core Traits: drive, leadership motivation, honestly and integrity, self-confidence, cognitive ability, knowledge of the business, other (charisma, creativity, originality, flexibility, and adaptiveness (E. Locke). 

    Other traits: intelligence, extroversion, conscientiousness, self-efficacy, and openness to experience (Unlisted).
  9. Behavior Theory Extended
    Based on the premise that behaviors are conditioned as a result of experiences; anyone can be trained. 

    Behavior Modification theory - punishment/reward for behavior (B.F. Skinner). 

    Leadership may emerge only where there is a situation that requires leadership.
  10. Transactional Theory Extended
    Focuses on supervision, organization, and performance.  Reward & punishment is used. 

    Works best in organizations where there are linear processes and employees know their job well.
  11. Full-Range Theory Extended
    A component of transformational leadership, enhancing motivation and morale by connecting employees' sense of identity to a project and the collective identity of the organization. 

    Major components: individualized consideration (leader attends to individual's needs and concerns), inspirational motivation (articulates a vision appealing/inspiring to followers), idealized influence (leader is role model).
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D073 Test Prep