FUNDAMENTALS OF LEADERSHIP1Assessment 2Adam GarzaCapella UniversityJune 2, 2020
LEADERSHIP THEORIES2IntroductionGood leadership is critical to the success, growth, and sustainability of any organization.Leaders facilitate the direction in which the team will take to achieve organizational objectivesand goals.If a leader is to set the course by which the team will travel, they must have theability to manage and guide the organization. Accomplishing leadership is no easy feat, as everyindividual is different. Not all management or leadership styles produce the same results fromevery individual.Leadership has been a topic of discussion for decades, although, it only recently haveresearchers began to develop theories of leadership. These theories analyze the questions, whatmakes a leader great? Whether its certain personality traits or characteristics, theorists havedeveloped their answers. In this assessment, I will provide my research and analysis of threeleadership theories in which I believe represent leadership most accurately.Situational LeadershipDeveloped by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard, situational leadership proposes that thereis not a “one size fits all” leadership style. Everyone is different and reacts to things differently.Environmental factors and others can come into play when leading a team. For this reason,Hersey and Blanchard suggest that effective leaders can adapt and adjust their leadership stylesto match the task and abilities of their organizations. Kenton, W. (2020, February 05).Thistheory proposes that two primary components decide what leadership style will be is used, Task-related and relationship-related. Leaders analyze each situation based on what is referred to asthe “Performance Readiness” level their team as it pertains to the task or objective.Studies, L.