Essay Objective: Compare and contrast major theories of leadership. Evaluate and defend situational leadership theory as the current theory of effective leadership.
Introduction: This lesson examined common leadership styles, traits and theories. Theoretical approaches to leadership were reviewed from early leadership theory to modern approaches. This essay will allow you to explore the foundational leadership theories and examine how they evolved into modern managerial approaches. This essay will also provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of situational leadership as a preeminent modern theory of leadership.
Deliverables: The essay for this lesson is required to be a minimum of 750 words that clearly demonstrate your understanding of the activity. Essays should have a clear introduction, thesis statement and conclusion, written in APA format (APAstyle.org).A minimum of three sources must be cited in-text and in the Reference list.
Read the following and use what you have learned about this lesson’s objective to frame your responses.
-Compare and contrast theories relating to leadership styles and leadership traits.
-Defend situational leadership theory as the effective form of management and leadership.