Psych M.D. - Task Leadership


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Term: Task Leadership
Definition (Myers): goal-oriented leadership that sets standards, organizes work, and focuses attention on goals.1
Definition (alternative): There are a variety of different types of leaders and leadership styles. None of these leadership styles is right for all people or situations. One works in one situation may not work in another. One type of leadership is task leadership, which is goal-directed or goal-oriented type of leadership. This type of leadership is good when you need to stay focused on goals and move as a unit toward common objectives.2
Contextual explanation: A leader whose goals are goal-orientated and organizes work so that the group can move quickly by setting goals.
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Sources:
  1. Myers, David (2004). Psychology: Seventh Edition. New York, NY: Worth Publishers.
  2. Kaufman, Doug. "Psychology Glossary." Get Better Grades. 10 Sep. 2009 <http://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.php?term=Task%20Leadership>.
Edited by: Peter
Date of last edit: September 14, 2009



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