“… 71% [of organizations] said their leaders are not ready to lead their organizations into the future. Only 25% of organizations said they had a ready and willing successor identified for one out of 10 critical leader positions.” – Brandon Hall Group, State of Leadership Development 2015: Time to Act is Now
Great leadership is like electricity.
Without study, it’s a one-shot, lightning-in-a-bottle event. However, with a solid theory to explain how it works and how to harness it, you can use it to power your team like a well-oiled machine.
That’s why it pays to know your leadership theories, and why this post from the Process Street team will teach them to you.
Using these theories of leadership you can analyze your leadership style and find out what kind of leader you are and how to more effectively manage your team.
We’ll be covering:
- Great man theory
- Trait theory
- Behavioral theory
- Contingency theory
- Transactional theory
- Transformational theory
- Situational theory
- Leader-member exchange theory
- Power and influence theory
However, before we get stuck in, let’s have a quick recap on why these theories matter…