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Running Head: MANAGEMENT THEORIES AND STYLES
Management theories and styles
MANAGEMENT THEORIES AND STYLES
Leadership is essential in any organization. The style and theory embraced determines
whether the company will achieve its goals. The theory and style to be embraced is dependent on
the industry the organization is in (Sadler, 2014).The behavioral theory is one of the widely used
theories of management. It suggests that leaders are made and not born. It gives room for training
to install leadership traits in leaders at the expense of denying them a chance. There are various
leadership styles embraced by companies (Cyert, & March, 2005). This paper takes specific
cases of two local American companies in the description of use of behavioral theory and various
styles of leadership.
Andersen Corporation is a local company that specifically deals with the manufacture of
doors and windows. Andersen was established in 1903 by Danish foreigner Hans Andersen and his
family in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their Mission is to address the issues of the present without
bargaining the necessities of future eras. The company is proven to be one that people with
skills in welding, woodwork, management and structural engineering wish to work for. Even
with such a high demand, the company has gone out severally to look for talent and leadership
traits in new recruits. Its interviews is one of the most flocked by interviewees, and in most
cases, they seem to take just but a few. They seem to use the traits theory in their recruitment
practice, at the expense of the behavioral theory (Sadler, 2014).
One of their latest job advertisement declared that they were looking for individuals who
have had successful management experiences in management. Interviewees who can avail selves
in such an interview are those who have the traits of leadership as the job description outlines.
The open position was field supervision. The expression locks out some very energetic and fast
learning individuals ...