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A Teaching Topic in Leadership

Choosing Your Management and Operating Style 

This topic aims to teach students to understand management styles and reflect on their own inclinations as a manager or a potential manager. Students are asked to reflect on the key choices involved in reviewing their own operating style or in assessing the approach that managers they have experienced have taken to their jobs. Students are introduced to the “Meyers-Briggs” classification and asked to think about how these categories provide insights into management styles. 

Recommended Reading (Carleton University PADM 5472): 

Richard Paton “Choosing Your Management and Operating Style of Leadership: Five Choices for Managers and Executives,” 2009. This paper was developed specifically due to the interest in students of the politics of management course in issues relating to management style.

O. Kroeger and J. Thuesen, Type Talk, the 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love and Work. Pp 13-48.

R. Boyatzis, A. McKee, Resonant Leadership, Chapter 4: “Waking Up to Resonance and Renewal.pp.57-86

Source: PADM 5472 Syllabus, 2012

Page Created By: Matthew Seddon, 11 July 2013


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