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Studies on Leadership Behaviour

Updated: Jul 17, 2019

G. Balasubramanian | Chairperson, Board of Advisors, ICSL | Editor-in-Chief, The Progressive School


A Michigan study on Leadership identifies the following three types of leadership behaviour:

  • Task oriented behaviour

  • Relationship oriented behaviour

  • Participative leadership

The task oriented behaviour focuses on:

  • Planning

  • Scheduling

  • Coordinating

  • Providing support systems

  • Providing guidance

The broad parameters of Relationship oriented behaviour are:

  • Supporting

  • Developing

  • Recognizing

In either of the above, the leader renders unqualified support to the team members to enhance their work profile. The support system provided by the leader to his team mates results in the following among the subordinates:

  • Reduction in the amount of stress

  • Higher job satisfaction

  • Less absenteeism

  • Less turnover in human resources

  • Increase in the self-confidence

  • Willingness to take additional responsibility

The leader renders unqualified support to the team members to enhance their work profile.

We will be examining the salient features of some of the above in the subsequent features.


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