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1 The Managerial Grid and Four Frameworks: How Leaders Function February 16, 2020 Teresa Heidinger Keiser University
2 Leadership has been an area of study and critique from ancient times to the ongoing analysis of today’s world. As define by Martin M. Chemers in his book titled An Integrative Theory of Leadership published in 1997, he defines leadership as “a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task” (Chemers, 1997). Many theories and styles of leadership are developing and have been implemented over the years. With a review of the history of the Managerial Grid which was first developed in 1964 by Professor Robert Blake and his prior student, Jane Mouton. They were hired by Exxon as consultants to look at how the company was running and what was wrong. With their observations, instead of diagnosing the faults of the company, they became more focused on the treatment of the organizational issues. From their studies, they developed a grid with the concern for production as an x-axis and a concern for the people on a y-axis (Wikipedia, retrieved 2020).

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