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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 650 Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings ⇒ 1.1 Research theories of management and leadership

1.1 Research theories of management and leadership

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 650 Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
Learning outcome: 1. Understand theories of management and leadership and their application to health and social care or children and young people settings
Assessment criteria: 1.1 Research theories of management and leadership

  • This page provides an overview of some of the theories of management and leadership
  • It is important to make the distinction between leadership and management:
    • Leadership is being able to influence others and have them ‘buy-in’ to organisational objectives
    • Management is more practical and deals with planning, organisation andcoordination
  • Adair’s Action-Centred Leadership
    • Leaders have three tasks:
      1. Achieve the task
      2. Build and maintain the team
      3. Develop the individual
  • Bennis’ Types of Leader
    1. Transactional – leader rewards team members in exchange for their service
    2. Transformational – leader focuses on inspiring and motivating team members to improve performance
  • Lewin’s Leadership Styles
    • Autocratic (do what I say)
    • Democratic (let’s talk about what we should do)
    • Laissez-faire (you decide what to do)
  • Hersey & Blanchard’s Situational Leadership
    • The leadership style that should be used in a particular situation will depend on the competency and confidence of the individual team member.

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