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adj. denoting a leadership style in which the leader concentrates on structuring the tasks the group must complete, providing task-related feedback, and setting goals. It is assessed using the Least Preferred Coworker Scale. Also called task-oriented. Compare relationship-motivated.

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March 3rd 2024

nervous breakdown

nervous breakdown

a lay term for an emotional illness or other mental disorder that has a sudden onset, produces acute distress, and significantly interferes with one’s functioning. Also called nervous prostration.