[Behavioral Theories] [Contingency Theories]

Recent Theories

Attribution Theory

Leadership is merely an attribution that people make about other individuals.

People tend to characterize leaders as having these traits: Intelligence, outgoing personality, verbal skills, aggressiveness, consistency, determination, ....

Charismatic Leadership

Followers make attributions of heroic or extraordinary leadership abilities when they observe certain behaviors.

Charismatic leaders:

Are charismatic leaders born or could they be trained?

Transformational Leadership

Transactional leaders guide or motivate their followers in the direction of established goals by clarifying role and task requirements.

Transformational leaders provide individualized consideration, intellectual stimulation, and possess charisma.

Transformational leadership builds on top of transactional leadership.

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