How to Choose a Leadership Pattern

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Harvard Business Press, 2008 - Business & Economics - 65 pages
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Since 1922, "Harvard Business Review" has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice many of which still speak to and influence us today. "The HBR Classics" series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each volume contains a groundbreaking idea that has shaped best practices and inspired countless managers around the world and will change how you think about the business world today. Modern managers face a dilemma when leading. To relate to subordinates, they may choose a pattern of leadership that ranges from making all the decisions themselves to allowing their subordinates to make decisions within prescribed limits. In deciding how to lead, managers must be aware of their values, confidence in subordinates, leadership inclinations, and tolerance for ambiguity. They must also consider whether their subordinates have the independence, maturity, interest, and knowledge to share in decision making.

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Section 1
1
Section 2
60
Section 3
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Margaret Wheatley is a co-founder of the Berkana Institute and author of the best-selling books, Leadership and the New Science and A Simpler Way.
Robert Tannenbaum was a founder of the field of organization development. He was affiliated with such organizations as NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, the University of California, and the Organization Development Network.
Paula Yardley Griffin is a consultant, author, and editor. Since 1997 she has been the editor of the newsletter, Consulting Today.
Kristine Quade is a consultant with Quantum Change Associates, editor for the Pfeiffer Practicing OD Series, and coauthor of The Conscious Consultant from Pfeiffer.

Organization Development Network (OD Network) is a vital learning community that develops, supports, and inspires practitioners and enhances the body of knowledge in human organization and systems development.

Schmidt, as chairman of the World Heritage Foundation, he is currently helping to produce a series of TV documentary films on UNESCO. He also teaches an occasional course at USC and continues to speak, consult, and conduct seminars through his little company, Chrysalis, Inc.

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