Submit an essay defining trait, behavioral and contingency leadership theories, and the interrelationship between them.

Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Lussier, R., & Achua C. Leadership: Theory, application and skills development (6th ed.). Cengage. ISBN: 9781285866352 Chapter 1, 2
Minimum of 2 library resources

Introduction

There is no one universal definition of leadership but it’s important to understand the aspects of leadership. The four major classifications of leadership theory have practical value because they are used to better understand, predict, and control successful leadership. The four major classifications are The Trait Theory, Behavioral Leadership Theory, Contingency Leadership Theory and the Integrative Leadership Theory. Leadership decisions are a daily aspect of organizations and the fate of an organization is guided by leadership decisions. Understanding the theories is a basic starting point.

Activity Instructions

Submit an essay defining trait, behavioral and contingency leadership theories, and the interrelationship between them.

The weekly essay assignments are based on a topic from your assigned readings. You are to provide your thoughts about the topic as it relates to the textbook, or another scholarly reference. There is not necessarily a “right” or “wrong” answer; rather how well you comprehend the topic, and can successfully argue your point. All writing assignments are to be in accordance with APA standards for writing. Therefore, the weekly writing assignments should have a cover page and be double-spaced.

Reference to an article or a text must be properly cited in the text and listed on a reference page.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

3-4 pages (approx. 300 words per page), not including title page or references page
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12-point Times New Roman font
Title page with topic and name of student
References page (minimum of 2 resources)