Overly simplistic overview of leadership schools of thought


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  • That’s what they say now ’Why do people want to be led by you?’ Nancy Adler quotes P.Drucker ’and are willing to work with/for you even if you don’t pay them’. The latter is me.
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  • Sources and references: http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/theories/leadership_theories.htm
  • http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/theories/great_man_theory.htm Leaders are born when they are needed.
  • http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/theories/trait_theory.htm http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trait_theory
  • http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/theories/behavioral_theory.htm
  • Eg Michigan model http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/actions/michigan.htm Participative leadership http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/styles/participative_leadership.htm Eg managerial grid model http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Managerial_grid_model
  • http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/styles/situational_leadership.htm http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/styles/situational_leadership_hersey_blanchard.htm http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situational_leadership_theory Deeper: contingency theories http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/theories/contingency_theory.htm
  • http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/styles/transactional_leadership.htm behaviorism
  • http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/styles/transformational_leadership.htm
  • http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_leadership_model http:// www.teambuildingsolutions.co.uk/Default.aspx?pagename =John- Adairs-Action-Centred-Leadership-Model
  • http:// changingminds.org/books/book_reviews/kouzes_posner.htm
  • http://www.21cleader.com/
  • Overly simplistic overview of leadership schools of thought

    1. 1. Overly simplistic overview of 10 school of thought on leadership Bert De Coutere – homocompetens.blogspot.com
    2. 2. Great Man Theory <ul><li>One day, a great leader will be born, it will be a man and he will save us all. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Traits theory <ul><li>Let’s dissect a leader and find the traits great leaders are born with. We can then screen people for these traits. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Behavioral theory <ul><li>Wait a minute , leaders are not born. Leaders can be made. Leadership is a social behaviour you can learn. It’s about what leaders do , not who they are . </li></ul>
    5. 5. Managerial Grid, Role theory <ul><li>Let’s make boxes and scales of different leadership styles. Task oriented or people oriented? Autocratic or participative? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Situational leadership <ul><li>There is no ‘best’ style, it all depends on the situation. The times produce the leader not the other way around . </li></ul>
    7. 7. Transactional leadership <ul><li>Leading is telling . People are motivated by rewards and punishments . People need an authority figure w ho is in command. Lead, follow or get out of the way… </li></ul>
    8. 8. Transformational leadership <ul><li>Leading is selling. We need leaders who create a vision and inspire people to do great things . Transform! Charisma! Enthusiasm! </li></ul>
    9. 9. Functional leadership model <ul><li>Leadership is a set of behaviours that make people reach their goal. It’s about action. Task. Team. Individual. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Leadership practises inventory <ul><li>Hold your horses. Maybe we should ask followers how they like to be lead. Who do people follow? </li></ul>
    11. 11. 21Cleader.com <ul><li>Who ever said leadership is about one leader and many followers? We all lead. Networks subvert hierarchy. Power to the connected peers! </li></ul>