Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Compare the four classifications of leadership theories.
  • Describe leadership trait theory, and explain its inconclusive findings.
  • Compare behavioral two-dimensional leadership styles and the Leadership  Grid®, and identify its inconclusive findings.
  • State the primary difference between the contingency leadership model and the other four situational leadership models.
  • Define the seven contemporary leadership theories.