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p. 836. How do leaders lead?locked

  • Keith Grint


‘How do leaders lead?’ discusses the styles of leadership using examples of different behavioural/style approaches and varied contingency theories, which consider the importance of the context in determining which style will actually work. Models discussed include: production-oriented leadership, employee-oriented leadership, Blake and Mouton's managerial grid, Fred Fiedler's task- or relationship-oriented leadership, Hersey and Blanchard's ‘situational leadership theory’, ‘leader–member exchange theory’, Robert House's path–goal theory, and charismatic leadership. The conclusion is that the leader's behaviour should match the requirements of the follower and situational characteristics, and he or she should select the appropriate leader behaviour style to help followers achieve their goals.

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