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Leadership theories

This essay is about different leadership theories. these thories include trait thory, situational theory, maslows theory and mcGregor theory x and theory y.

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Introduction 1
Traditional theories of leadership 1
The “Great man” theories of leadership 1
Trait theories 2
Situational theories 2
a) Fiedler’s contingency model 2
b) Situational leadership model 3
c) Normative leadership model 3
Participative theories 3
The modern theories of leadership 4
Management theories / transactional theory 4
Complexity or chaos theory 5
How leaders with different leadership style motivate their team 5
Democratic style 5
Free reign style 6
Autocratic style 6
Motivation theories 6
Maslow’s motivation theory 6
McGregor Theory X and Theory Y 6

Preview of the essay: Leadership theories

Leadership can be defined as the ability to inspire, control and guide, motivate others (John p.79). It can also be defined as the ability to show way for others.
Leadership styles is defined as the way and approach in which the leader provides direction to the people, implement the organizational plans, and motivate the people in the organization. The main leadership styles include the autocratic style, democratic style, and free reign style (Birgit et al, p.348)
Traditional theories of leadership
These theories concentrates on the personality of the leader, which enable them to lead, and the situation that dictates the leaders to determine the ...

... for them to perform their duties. Here the leader can use the free reign leadership style.
Herzberg’s motivation theory
This theory looks at the factors that lead to job satisfaction at job. These factors include achievement, recognition, responsibility and advancement Murray (p.479). There are also factors, which dissatisfy the subordinate such as the working conditions, salary supervision company policy and administration. The leader will apply leadership style that motivates the employee such as the democratic and the free reign.
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