For the next phase of your project, you will prepare a taxonomy that best categorizes the leadership theories you have reviewed.
Assume this will serve as a reference to quickly identify and explain the differences in perspectives about leadership.
Prepare this taxonomy in a table format with the first cell in each row identifying the Leadership Theory such as “situational leadership theory” and the columns defining appropriate distinctions traits between the varying theories.
Hints: Rows are horizontal flow (left to right). Columns are vertical (up and down). In the first cell in each row identify the Leadership Theory (first column: left side running down). The other 3-4 columns are your choice. Anything you can compare or contrast between the theories (variables) will work! Advantages and disadvantages could be 2 ideas. To inset a table in Word, click Insert – Table!
After you have completed this task, describe the best leader you have ever been exposed to. In a minimum of 2 pages, include the following information:
- Discuss the arguments for and against each leadership theory as an effective approach.
- What theories of effective leadership would help explain why you might believe this individual is the “best leader” you have been exposed to?
- What ideal leadership behaviors were exhibited?
- What theory will best guide your approach to leadership and why do you feel that this is the best approach?