Effective Leadership Processes – Revision Notes

Theories of leadership were  covered in Leadership Theories 

Issue of changing leadership to suit contingency is discussed in Changing Leadership Style

Substitutes for Leadership

Is leader important in all work situation to direct followers and motivate them?

Kerr and Jermier proposed that there are leadership substitutes in certain jobs and job contexts and leaders are not the main variable in performance improvement in those situations. These sustitutes are found in employees (subordinates), task and organization characteristics.

OB Principle: The leader’s level of intelligence will influence others’ perception of the leader’s effectiveness.

OB Principle: Leader-member exchange (LMX) is positively related to job performance, satisfaction, and commitment.

Updated on 23 May 2019, 4 December 2011