Leadership Theories And Philosophies Of Case, Kouzes, And Drucker

1689 Words Dec 14th, 2014 7 Pages
Introduction: There are many leadership theories and philosophies currently used to describe the different principles and strategies by various leaders to drive their decision making and actions in the business world. A common perception about leaders is that they are born and not made. This theory often portrays great leaders as destined to rise to leadership. However, there are many different classifications of other commonly used leadership theories which include trait theories, contingency theories, situational theories, behavioral theories, participative theories, management theories and relationship theories. In this paper I will discuss transactional, transformational, visionary, charismatic, and principled leadership theories. I will elaborate on the different classifications of each theory and the common elements described in the theories/philosophies of Case, Kouzes, and Drucker including how their principles/strategies relate to the new definition of entrepreneurial leadership. I will discuss my leadership style and how it compares to the leadership theories discussed. In addition, I will discuss how as a new entrepreneur I would use the resources available through the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE. Finally, I will explain what personal principles of leadership I would create and the reasoning behind those principles.
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