: 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.
Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.
Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple''s website)
1 GB RAM minimum recommended
Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
Google Chrome is highly recommended
Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
Adobe PDF Reader
Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don''t have PowerPoint)