The Leadership Style Associated With Each Theorist

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1. Identify and briefly describe the leadership style associated with each theorist. A. Ken Blanchard and Paul Hersey: Stone and Patterson (2005), indicated that Blanchard and Hersey proposed a contingency/contingency theory advocating a leader’s use of differing leadership behaviors dependent upon two interrelated maturity factors: job maturity-relevant task and technical knowledge and skills, and psychological maturity- the subordinate’s level of self-confidence and self-respect (p. 5). I feel that Blanchard and Hersey leadership style is similar to Participative Leadership (Democratic) leadership style. The reason for this belief is due to Stone and Patterson (2005), indicating that Blanchard and Hersey believed that an employee who has a high level of job and psychological maturity requires little supervision, while an employee who had a lower level of job and psychological maturity requires hands-on attention (p. 5). B. Abraham Maslow: Sone and Patterson (2005), stated how Maslow used his work to develop how his employees’ intrinsic and extrinsic needs could, and should, be met simultaneously. Maslow provided insights into the goals and incentives that tend to satisfy a worker’s needs. This can be concluded that people have two categories of needs, the first need is hygiene, and the second need motivators. Maslow made a realization that both the hygiene, and motivators needs need to be addressed simultaneously (p. 2). I believe that Maslow leadership style would fall
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