Leadership is a very important topic in social psychology, and it is important to learn how to develop leadership skills. There may be many interesting leadership articles, leadership topics, leadership studies, and leadership questions. This page contains some articles on leadership.
The Concept of Leadership
One of the articles on this page concerns the definition of leadership. It is important to think about what is leadership and develop leadership theories and models based on the definition of leadership.
Collaborative Process. It is important to consider leadership in the workplace as a process that may involve more than one person. Leadership can be viewed as a collaborative process of developing win-win solutions to problems based on the integration of ideas of a number of people.
Leadership vs. Management. It is important to think about how the definition of leadership may be different from the definition of management. One difference between leadership and management is that leadership, but not management, may involve organizational change. Management may simply involve the effective implementation of current procedures, but not the development of new procedures.
Types of Leadership
There may be a number of types of leadership. One type of leadership is participative leadership. Participative leadership may exist on a continuum. One of the articles on this page concerns organizational identification and participative leadership.
There may be many important leadership qualities or attributes. These may include a number of skills, abilities, and personality attributes. I believe that there may be three types of leadership attributes: motivational, intellectual, and interpersonal.
Motivational Attributes. The motivational attributes may involve personality attributes that motivate the leader to persist at a task. The altruistic and caring leader may continue at a task even if it is unpleasant because the person is concerned with the greater good of the organization.
Intellectual Attributes. The intellectual attributes involve the abilities that would help a person to solve complex problems in organizations. These include critical thinking ability, the ability to develop creative solutions, and the ability to integrate diverse ideas. The solutions to many problems in organizations may require novel solutions that involve the integration of diverse ideas.
Interpersonal Attributes. The interpersonal attributes involve the skills and personality attributes that would allow a person to communicate effectively, build rapport, resolve conflicts, reduce work stress, and reduce bullying in the workplace. The skills may involve being an effective listener, and being able to communicate in a clear, cogent, and concise manner. The personality attributes may involve being authentic, empathetic, humorous, respectful, and caring.
One of the articles on this page concerns the relationship between a supervisor's perceived sense of humor and job satisfaction. Humor may be an attribute of authentic leadership.
|Organizational Identification and Participative Leadership|
|Management Humor: Is Supervisor Humor Associated with Job Satisfaction?|