Resources: The Art and Science of Leadership, Ch. 3 and Leadership Theories Matrix
As a leader, you often need to display or clarify a concept. A matrix is a grid that contains information and offers a visual model of ideas. For this assignment, you will create a matrix that explains leadership theories.
Research the following five leadership theories and include these in your matrix (use the matrix template provided):
- Trait theories of leadership
- Behavioral theories of leadership
- Contingency models of leadership
- Skills approaches to leadership
- Situational methods of leadership
Develop the definition and characteristics of various leadership theories and approaches to leadership (trait leadership, behavioral leadership, contingency leadership, skills leadership and situational leadership).
Provide one or more examples to support the definition or characteristics of each form of leadership.
Write an essay. Include your explanations about each topic/theory using about 350 – 400 words for each topic section.
Include an appendix at the end of your paper (after your reference section). Insert your Matrix as the appendix.
Format your Leadership Theory Matrix with the template and consistent with APA guidelines.
Format your entire paper in correct APA format. You must use at least 1 in-text citation for each different theory. The rest of your paper should include at least 1 additional citation.