leadership behaviour

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The behaviour associated with the exercise of authority. Effective leadership behaviour is characterized by the ability of the leader to influence the activities of a group, by initiating structures (such as goal setting), which enable the group to successfully overcome mutual problems and to achieve their group goals. The leadership behaviour exhibited by leaders may or may not reflect their personalities. Compare situational behaviours, universal behaviours. See also consideration, initiating structure.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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