The Psychology of Small Group Behavior.
The leadership role of a group is the most important part. Leadership has .
been studied more than any other part of a group. For this reason there is so .
many ways to define leadership that other people might have a different .
definition than you. .
In 1953 Carter had four different views of leadership. First, the leader .
could be the one that everyone focuses on. This meaning that the leader would .
be the one to talk the most and be the one to make the groups final decision. .
Most of the time in a group the leader is the center of attention but not always. In .
a setting where there is people socializing, who one would say the leader is could .
be different from someone else. .
Second, the leader is the one who helps the group towards the goals set .
forth. This is one who keeps the group on track and keeps the meeting flowing. .
Carter found that it is not always true because it is hard to find the goals of the .
Third, a leader could be someone chosen by the group to be the leader. .
This is someone who the group would be the best for the position. Carter thinks .
that this is only someone who has the leadership role but not what they know and .
Fourth, in 1951 Cattell said that a leader is one who influences the group. .
Really anyone in the group can be leader due to how they influence the other .
group members. So in some groups there doesn't have to be a leader because .
everyone puts all of the ideas together to influence each other. Now when .
people take about the leader it means the person who has influenced the group .
the most. .
In my technology there always needs to be a leader. Like in a landscaping .
company there is usually different teams of people. One does mowing another .
team does the mulching and planting of plants and so on. It is always good to .
have a leader to help keep things on track and to make sure everything is done .