Path-Goal Theory

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best was possible.
Path-Goal Theory Definition: This theory shows that a leader needs to increase employees motivation by making sure that they know there is a path to achieve what they want to achieve. This theory has two main points; the leaders’ behaviour and also the use of rewards to meet subordinates needs. This theory goes against Fiedler’s as the Path-goal theory suggests … Read more...

Contingency Theory

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible.
Contingency Theory Definition: Fiedler’s Theory goes along with the task-oriented and people-oriented behaviours which have previously been discussed. He said that leaders tend to have their own style and it will be hard to change that, and by looking at what type of organisation it is, then the right leader can be found so that they fit well and … Read more...

Situational Theory

Leadership Definition: Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible.
Situational Theory Definition: This theory looks into the characteristics of people working under a leader to find out what kind of behaviour that leader has. The whole point of this theory was to show that different leadership styles are needed for different employers. If skills are lower, then a different leadership style will need to be undertaken … Read more...

The Leadership Grid

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible.
The Leadership Grid Definition: After the research which gave us the task-oriented behaviour and people-oriented behaviour Blake and Mouton gave us a theory called the ‘leadership grid’. This model was made to give us a representation of a leader’s concern for the people of an organisation and the concern for production.
(Blake and Mouton)
Leadership Grid Human Resources
The gird is set out like … Read more...

Leadership Behaviours

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible.
Leadership Behaviours Definition: Another way to look at the ability of a leader is through the way they act, they way they behave. When looking into this theory, two main behaviours were found and put into meta categories. The two identified behaviours were; task-oriented behaviour and people-oriented behaviour.

People-Oriented Behaviour

As the name suggests this type of leader is more … Read more...

Leadership Traits

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible.
Leadership Traits Definition: The integrated characteristics a person possesses to make them unique.
Personality Traits can help us see if people are built to be a good leader or not. The most common traits in a leader are; intelligence, values, self-confidence and appearance. This is where the ‘Great Man’ theory comes from, a simple look into what the most … Read more...

What the Difference Between Leadership and Management?

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible.
Management Definition: The process of dealing with and controlling a certain task or person/people.

Managers do things right, while leaders do the right things

(Bennis and Nanus, 1985)

Not all managers are leaders and, equally, not all leaders are managers

(Kotter, 1990)
Managers slow things down. Leaders spark the business to run smoothly and quickly. Managers talk to one another, … Read more...

Level 5 Leadership Theory (Jim Collins)

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible.
Level 5 Leadership Theory Definition: This theory was made as 5 steps which allow a company turn from a good company into a truly great one. The theory is from the book ‘Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t’.
The main point of this is to improve leadership. It tries and takes away peoples ego, … Read more...

Leadership Theories

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible.
There are a number of different theories which are to-do with Leadership Management. These have been made by a variety of people to try and present different ways of thinking about how certain people lead organisations and how this affects the culture and workforce within a company.

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Leadership Styles

Leadership Styles Definition: A leadership style is based upon a set of expectations; a person learns to develop as to how they should involve themselves, and others, in the achievement of results.
There are five main leadership styles which have been talk about over the years; below we have the definitions of these. Obviously there are many other styles of leaders, but these five try and sum up what we normally see in business.

Great Man

The great man style of leadership defines that the leader tends to be a born leader, but tends not to look into the future … Read more...