Introduction to Leadership Theories

For this written assignment you will think of leadership in all of its dimensions. Leadership is a term that is often used in education, business, and the military. In this class, you will have the opportunity to explore specific theories and paradigms of leadership.

Please make sure to read the required articles on work motivation by Ruth Kanfer and take a look at the following online resources to get an overview some of the main leadership theories.

Please respond to the following questions:

Which leadership theories spoke to you the most? Which ones have you seen in practice in your career or otherwise? Which ones have you implemented in your life, whether or not you were aware of doing so? Please explain how at least one theory has been demonstrated by one person in your life, or yourself.

Also, how might Ruth Kanfer’s three C’s of work motivation (content, context, and change) be applicable knowledge for a leader? How might you apply (or contrast) each leadership theory that you read about to this paradigm of work motivation?

MindTools. (2016). Core leadership theories: Learning the foundations of leadership. Available online at$WIKI_REFERENCE$/pages/article

Leadership-central. (2016). Leadership theories. Available online at (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Zigarelli, M. (2013). Ten leadership theories in five minutes‬. [Video file]. Retrieved from sure your completed written assignment is at least 300 words. Your
assignment can refer to your own experience, but make sure to include
content from readings, the online resources, or other reputable media
and websites.