Material Type:
Community College / Lower Division
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Types
  • Oss0212
  • Sociology
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    Education Standards

    Describe leadership types


    OER Text Material

    Social Groups

    Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, 6.2.2. This section discusses Instrumental and expressive leadership; and authoritarian leadership, democratic, and laissez-faire leadership.

    Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)

    Social Groups: Crash Course Sociology (Video)

    Summary: How do the groups that you're part of affect you? How do you, in turn, affect those groups? Today we are talking about how people in society come together with a look at social groups. We’ll look at what social groups are, the different kinds of groups that exist, group dynamics, leadership, conformity, networks and more!

    “The Power of the Situation” (Video)

    Discovering Psychology, v.19. Narrated by Phillip Zimbardo, this video begins by contextualizing this area of social psychology in efforts to understand the atrocities of WWII. The video reviews how leadership styles as influencing relationships between group members. It covers Asch’s, Milgram’s and Zimbardo’s experiments using original footage and photographs of these experiments.  

    “What is Autocratic Leadership? How Procedures can Improve Efficiency” on St Thomas University

    This source goes in-depth into autocratic leadership, providing examples of historic autocratic leaders and debating pros and cons of this form of leadership (Updated June 01, 2018).