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hi·er·ar·chy

(hī'ĕr-ar-kē, hī-rar'kē),
1. Any system of people or things ranked one above the other.
2. In psychology and psychiatry, an organization of habits or concepts in which simpler components are combined to form increasingly complex integrations.
[G. hierarchia, rule or power of the high priest]

hierarchy

(hī′ə-rär′kē, hī′rär′-)
n. pl. hierar·chies
1. A group of persons or things organized into successive ranks or grades with each level subordinate to the one above: a career spent moving up through the military hierarchy.
2. Categorization or arrangement of a group of people or things into such ranks or grades: classification by hierarchy; discounting the effects of hierarchy.
3. A group of animals in which certain members or subgroups dominate or submit to others.

hi·er·ar·chy

(hī'ĕr-ahr-kē)
1. Any system of people or things ranked one above the other.
2. psychology/psychiatry An organization of habits or concepts in which simpler components are combined to form increasingly complex integrations.
[G. hierarchia, rule or power of the high priest]

hierarchy

(in CLASSIFICATION) the system of ranking in a graded order from species to kingdom. see HIGHER CATEGORY.

hi·er·ar·chy

(hī'ĕr-ahr-kē)
Any system of people or things ranked one above the other.
[G. hierarchia, rule or power of the high priest]
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Since a more open manager is more likely to consult subordinates for information, the marginal benefit of the effort of a subordinate increases and the marginal benefit of the effort of a manager decreases when the manager is more open.
Subordinate ingratiation and subordinate gender will interact to influence LMX quality, such that ingratiation will have a stronger positive impact on LMX relationships for female subordinates than those for male subordinates.
At Gettysburg, Lee seemed at cross purposes with his subordinates. Ewell and Hill, who needed close supervision and specific direction, floundered when allowed to use their discretion.
Another chapter on leadership vision enhances a manager's effectiveness through creative thinking on influencing subordinates' performance to elevate their efforts to much higher levels of productivity and personal behavior.
Subordinate: I just really don't think the direction is right.
Each subordinate expects to be treated with the respect due any human being.
Although previous researchers investigating the effect of empowering leadership on subordinates' task performance have predominately assumed a psychological empowerment mechanism (e.g., Chen et al., 2014), there is still limited knowledge about unlocking this mediating mechanism in the empowerment-performance relationship.
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