Category Archives for Leadership

Bureaucratic Theory (Max Weber)

Max Weber’s Bureaucratic Theory of Management proposes that the best way to run an organization is to structure it into a rigid hierarchy of people governed by strict rules and procedures. What is Bureaucracy? Bureaucracy is defined in the dictionary as, “a system for controlling or managing a country, company, or organization, that is operated […]

Continue reading...

Path-Goal Theory of Leadership

The Path-Goal Theory of Leadership is a model which proposes that a leader should change their leadership style depending on their situation. At it’s most basic, the leader will adopt a style (path) based on their situation with the aim of achieving an objective (goal). Robert House originally developed Path-Goal theory in 1971. The Path-Goal […]

Continue reading...

Situational Leadership Model

The Situational Leadership Model, also known as Situational Leadership Theory, is a leadership model developed by Dr. Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard. The Situational Leadership Model is predicated on the belief that there is no one best style of leadership. The best style of leadership will depend on the task to be performed and the […]

Continue reading...

Fiedler’s Contingency Theory of Leadership

Fiedler’s Contingency Theory of Leadership states that your effectiveness as a leader is determined by how well your leadership style matches the situation. Fiedler’s Contingency Theory Fiedler’s Contingency Theory, just like all contingency theories, states that there is no one best way to lead your team. The best way to lead your team will instead […]

Continue reading...