Leadership Role of a Group

             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 .

             group.

             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 .

             can do.

             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 .

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