“I realized I had a challenge… [people] didn’t think they needed to be trained as a leader.
I realized I had a real uphill battle because people thought leadership was a noun.”
– John C. Maxwell, John C. Maxwell Defines Leadership
Not all leaders can lead effectively.
You might be a manager in name but that won’t inherently make your team like you, respect you, or do what you tell them to.
That’s why today I’ll show you the 10 main schools of thought for the behavioral theory of leadership.
By the end of this post, you’ll be able to identify what kind of leader you are, what kind of leader you want to be, and how to bridge that gap through your behavior.
If you’d rather skip to a particular section, go ahead and use the links below:
- What is the behavioral theory of leadership?
- The 10 types of behavioral leader
- The skills and behaviors of effective leaders
- How to build your leadership style into your processes