is accomplished through communication-what a leader actually says and does in interaction
leader in a small group
is a person who influences the behavior of others through communication
is the person appointed or elected to the position
the person who emerges as leader of an initially leaderless group in which all members start out as equals.
Characteristics of an emergent leader
examines how traits are related to the leadership & assumes leaders are more likely to have certain characteristics than other members.
4 broad functions of leaders
enact a variety of functions w/in the group
help members make sense of what happens
stop group from jumping to conclusions
Hershey and Blanchard's Situational Model
assumes people are flexible enough to adapt their behavior to meet the needs of many groups
Communicative Competency Model Specifics
effective group leaders skillfully mediate info and ideas supplied by all members