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Leadership Theory and the Modern Workplace 1 Leadership Theory and the Modern Workplace By: Lisa Phillips BUSI-3002-1/MGMT-3101-1 Ethical Leadership Instructor: Marc Lyncheski Walden University September 16 th 2011
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Leadership Theory and the Modern Workplace 2 There are eight major leadership theories: 1. Great Man Theories, 2. Trait Theories, 3. Contingency Theories, 4. Situational Theories, 5. Behavioral Theories, 6. Participative Theories, 7. Management Theories, and 8. Relationship Theories . All the theories have common connections to each other. The determination of the most relevant theory that is applied to the modern workplace was not an easy task. It was hard to just get one theory since the theories share common attributes. Three of these eight theories are mentioned below along with their relevance to the modern workplace. Great Man Theory The first major leadership theory is the “great man theory”. It makes assumptions that leaders are born and that they are not made. “The so-called “Great Man” (or “Great Woman”) approach popular in the early and mid 20th century sought to find attributes that would distinguish leaders and followers, as if the two were different species that could be clearly and consistently identified” . To be honest this is the theory that I thought related to the modern
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