The material found within will cover the individual assessment of different leadership theories and how they can be used successfully to manage employees or teams. The overall goal is to assess these different leadership styles and compare and contrast between a personally known leader as well as myself. To the end how to best utilize their skills and further validate how I will be the most successful in leading a group or fellow employees to the highest potential. Each leader has their own strengths and weaknesses to be considered and the objective is to take advantage of these theories and styles together to improve weaknesses or lessen their impact.
There is a wide range of different leadership styles out there and theories about the stuff that leaders are made up of. History has shown us that leaders have arisen out of a wide range of different scenarios. Some believe that leaders are born, not made. While others take the approach that there are certain traits that leaders must have in order to be effective leaders. No matter which theory or style is decided upon the one thing that is universally agreed upon is that there isn’t a one fit solution to the theories. They are dependent on the personality and characteristics of each individuals.
There are three key types of leadership theory that make a big difference in how a leader can approach different scenarios. Participative leadership, transformational leadership, and situational leadership are a few of the most important basic styles of leadership (Richards, 2013). There is no wrong leadership theory to go with, it is a matter of personal perspective and what works well for the individuals involved. Situational leadership is an adaptive leadership that picks out of the range of different leadership techniques depending on the situations at hand. So with one group of individuals a democratic approach may work well, while in another...