Leadership Theories Matrix

Leadership Theories Matrix

Resources: The Art and Science of Leadership, Ch. 3 and Leadership Theories Matrix

As a leader, you often need to display or clarify a concept. A matrix is a grid that contains information and offers a visual model of ideas. For this assignment, you will create a matrix that explains leadership theories.

Research the following five leadership theories and include these in your matrix (use the matrix template provided):

  • Trait theories of leadership
  • Behavioral theories of leadership
  • Contingency models of leadership
  • Skills approaches to leadership
  • Situational methods of leadership

Develop the definition and characteristics of various leadership theories and approaches to leadership (trait leadership, behavioral leadership, contingency leadership, skills leadership and situational leadership).

Provide one or more examples to support the definition or characteristics of each form of leadership.

Write out your explanations in each section using about 350 words for each section.

Format your Leadership Theory Matrix with the template and consistent with APA guidelines.

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Answer preview…………..

Trait leadership theory is a type of leadership theory which explores the different traits and qualities that an individual need to possess for one to be considered as a great leader. This type of leadership emerges in early 1800 to the mid-1940s which people believe that a leader is an individual who had innate, rare and unique qualities than other individuals in the society. Trait leadership was also a hereditary type of leadership which an individual had to acquire the leadership qualities from the parents or a previous generation. In trait leadership theory the leadership qualities usually flow from one generation to the next generation, and it usually follows a family lineage and hereditary (Derue et al., 2011). One cannot just emerge to be a leader an individual need to come from a family that once had a leader. Trait leadership assumes that people are usually born with inherited leadership qualities and tend to transmit to the next generation………

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