In this module, you learned about the types of leadership power and the situational approaches to leadership used to determine appropriate leader behavior.Answer the following questions by posting 1-2 paragraphs each:
- Based on your experience with a person in a leadership position over you, describe the type of power that leader has used and provide an example of how it worked to motivate you in a particular situation. If you were the leader in this situation, what two leadership approaches would you have used? Support your response.
- Assume that you are a manager at a company and interact frequently with two other managers, Manager A, and Manager B. Manager A is laid back, friendly to their employees, and displays frequent concern for their welfare. Manager B is very authoritative, focuses much of their attention on employee performance, and on the work at hand. Identify the types of leadership behavior exhibited by Manager A and Manager B according to the Michigan Studies and Ohio State Studies.
- Based on the leadership behavior identified for Manager A and Manager B in the second question, determine which leadership style each manager is displaying according to the Managerial Grid discussed in this module. Relate the styles to how each would influence employees.