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substitutes for leadership theory

a contingency theory of leadership proposing that leadership is not important to effective group performance in some work situations. For instance, a highly structured task (see task structure) may substitute for a directive leader and a highly cohesive work group may substitute for a considerate, supportive leader. See situational leadership theory. [developed in 1978 by Steven Kerr and U.S. organizational behaviorist John Michael Jermier (1950–  )]

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concrete attitude

concrete attitude

a cognitive style that is directed to specific objects and immediate stimuli. A person who exhibits a concrete attitude tends not to make abstract comparisons and will not usually respond to abstract qualities, concepts, or categories. Compare abstract attitude. [defined by Kurt Goldstein]