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18: Leadership, Roles, and Problem Solving in Groups
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- 18.1: Leadership and Small Group Communication
- Leadership is a complex of beliefs, communication patterns, and behaviors that influence the functioning of a group and move a group toward the completion of its task. A person in the role of leader may provide no or poor leadership. Likewise, a person who is not recognized as a “leader” in title can provide excellent leadership. In the remainder of this section, we will discuss some approaches to the study of leadership, leadership styles, and leadership and group dynamics.
- 18.2: Group Member Roles
- 18.3: Problem Solving and Decision Making in Groups