The Theory Of Leadership Theories

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Reflection The first week’s topic was the history of leadership theories that explained the evolution of leadership theories in different periods of time. The leadership theories have ten theories. The first theory is the great man theory; a leader must born to be, cannot change and make, such as Napoleon, Alexander the Great, Abraham Lincoln. The second theory is the trait theory; leaders should have characteristics and personalities such as honesty, self-confidence, independent, optimism, responsibility and have interpersonal skills. They can improve, change and develop those characteristics and personalities to be better in the future. The third theory is the skill theory; a person who is a leader must have three skills, which are technical skills, conceptual skills and human skills. For the technical skill, a leader should have an experience and an expert to do and to perform tasks. The conceptual skills, a leader must have an ability to think critically and analytically (cognitive thinking). The last skills are human skills, a leader must have an ability to work with others. The next theory is the style theory that concentrates on what a leader does in organizations, not on a leader position. The leader styles have three styles; an autocratic, a democratic and a laissez faire leadership style. For the autocratic leader style, a leader has a power to dictate employees, have a centralized authority, and limited employee participation. For the democratic leader style, a
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