The Best Leader

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Instructions:

The company you work for has asked you to prepare a document that categorizes leadership theories. Assume this document will serve as a reference to quickly identify and explain the differences between leadership theories. This document will have two parts:

  • Prepare a table in Word or Excel identifying at least five Leadership Theories (e.g., Situational Leadership Theory) in the first cell of each row. The following columns should offer 3-5 distinctions (variables/traits) between the varying theories. For example, advantages and disadvantages of each theory could be two of the columns.
    Hint: For your Word document or Excel sheet, Rows are horizontal flow (left to right) and Columns are vertical (up and down). In the first cell in each row, list the Leadership Theory (identify at least five). The other 3-5 columns are your choice. Anything you can compare or contrast between the theories will work.
  • In a one-page report, describe the best leader you have worked for by answering the following questions:
    • What theories of leadership do you think were most important to this leader and how did this leader make effective use of them?
    • As a leader, which theories would you two have in common, and which theories would you not use and why?
    ***See the attached image for some leadership theories to look up --Use APA format and cite all sources!****

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Kishnewt2017
School: Boston College

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The Best Leader Paper
Thesis Statement: There are different types of theories of leadership applicable to organizations.
The suitability of each theory/model depends on the environment within the organization, the
employees, as well as the existing leadership. The leadership theories include: the path-goal
leadership theory, LPC contingency model, situational leadership theory, cognitive resources
theory and the multiple linkage theory.
I. Leadership theories
II. The best leader
III. References


Running head: THE BEST LEADER

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The Best Leader
Name
Institution
Date

THE BEST LEADER

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Leadership Theories

Leadership Theory

Advantages

Path Goal Theory
In this theory, the leader’s
behavior/style is key on employee
motivation, fulfillment, and
performance (Chemers, 2014).

-The theory eradicates difficulties
and barricades that may hinder
success.
-It is appropriate for emergencies as
well as situations with time
constraints.
-It is flexible, and has concepts that
are easily understandable.
-Stress being common in leadership
positions, this theory focuses on
how stress may limit an intelligent
individual’s capability to lead.
-The theory assists in predicting
whether certain individuals would
have the ability of leading in
difficult situations.
-It is flexible, hence can be tested in
multiple conditions and when
making predictions.

Cognitive Resources Theory
The cognitive-resources theory is
focused on experience...

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