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Leadership Concepts Worksheet

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Leadership Concepts Worksheet

Concept Application of Concept in the Scenario or Simulation Reference to Concept in Reading

Cognitive Dissonance

In the Gene One scenario, both Teri and Angela feel that the IPO will mean that the development of new technologies would be motivated only for the profits, and to impress wall street. This is inconsistent with Teri and Angela's moral feelings that they were developing new products that would help improve food production for the world, which they see as a much more noble endeavor than just pleasing investors. “Cognitive dissonance occurs when we perceive an inconsistency between our beliefs, feelings, and behavior. This inconsistency creates an uncomfortable tension (dissonance) that we are motivated to reduce by changing one or more of these elements” (McShane-Von Glinow, p 115).


In the simulation regarding XtendSport, I was promoted as the VP of production over Matt Fernandez. He was disgruntled over not getting the promotion himself. The decisions I was faced with in the simulation were about overcoming bad feelings and lack of unity in the department and developing Cohesiveness. “Cohesiveness is a process whereby a sense of 'we-ness' emerges to transcend individual differences and motives” (Kreitner-Kinicki, p 459).

Exit-voice-loyalty-neglect (EVLN) model

In the Gene One scenario, many employees support the idea of going public while others do not. Don made clear that he was not open to listening to opposition when he stated that if anyone did not support the IPO, he would support them in their resignation. Because of this statement, there will most likely not be any voiced dissatisfaction. One employee has already exited, however, and there is a good chance there will be some issues with loyalty and examples of neglect. “As the name suggests, the EVLN model identifies four ways that employees respond to dissatisfaction” (McShane-Von Glinow,



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