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Situational Approach to Leadership

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Language: English

Short Description: Situational leadership theories view leadership as a process, with leaders and followers filling roles within the organization. Contingency theory states that, in order to maximize work group performance, leaders must be matched to the right leadership situation. Path-goal theory states that leaders can increase subordinate satisfaction and performance by clarifying and clearing the paths to goals and by increasing the number and kinds of rewards available for goal attainment. Normative decision theory helps leaders decide how much employee participation should be used when making decisions.

Many managers subscribe to the theory that leadership changes in every situation, and that the most effective leaders are adaptable to this change. This is based on a situational approach to leadership, and it gives managers the flexibility to seek results in an evolving environment. This course discusses the three main situational theories.

Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

Internet Access:
Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.

1 GB RAM minimum recommended

Windows XP, Vista or 7

Mac computers:
Mac OS X 10 or higher
MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple''s website)

Google Chrome is the best browser for this course
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App is needed for many courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
Adobe PDF Reader
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don''t have PowerPoint)

Class Details

Online 24/7

NA - Online

Start Date:upon registration



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
Online 24/7 N/A - Online