In your own words, describe how leadership theory has evolved over the last 60 years.

This assignment has three parts

  • Part one requires you to demonstrate a grasp of the evolution of leadership theory over the last 60 years
  • Part two requires you to compare and contrast Trait Leadership Theory with Situational Leadership, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of both perspectives
  • Part three requires you to devise a short questionnaire for use in interviewing three different department heads on the subject of leadership in your own organization. You will then interview these heads of department

Resources:

Use the sources I’ve attached to answer the paper (VERY IMPORTANT)

 

Part One (1000 words)

In your own words, describe how leadership theory has evolved over the last 60 years. What have been the key themes? Who are the key authors?

Part Two  (500 words)

Compare and contrast Trait theory and Situational Leadership (Blanchard and Hersey). How are they alike / different? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each perspective? Can they be integrated or are they completely independent of each other?

Part Three

Devise a short (1 Page )questionnaire for use in interviews with department heads in an organization. The key question you are aiming to answer is: How is leadership practiced in this organization and why? (what are its key features and how have they developed?)