Category Archives for Leadership

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 […]

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Tannenbaum-Schmidt Leadership Continuum

The Tannenbaum-Schmidt Leadership Continuum is a model showing the relationship between the level of authority you use as a leader and the freedom this allows your team. At one end of the continuum are managers who simply tell their employees what to do. At the other end of the continuum are managers who are completely hands […]

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Legitimate Power in the Workplace

Legitimate Power is one of the 5 Types of Power identified by psychologists John R. P. French and Bertram Raven in 1959. Power in the workplace can exist in many different forms. It can exist even without a formal organizational hierarchy in place. It can also exist outside of any formal hierarchy that does exist. […]

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Level 5 Leadership

Level 5 Leadership is a concept developed by Jim Collins in his classic business book, Good to Great. To write Good to Great, 1,435 companies were analyzed over a 40 year period. The aim of this analysis was to find companies that had been good for a long time but had then transformed into great […]

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