On the early 20th century, more and more people became interested in leadership. This has led to the development of different leadership theories. If you try to examine these theories, you will find out that it is all about the distinguishing characteristics of leaders and their followers. Other theories looked into variables such as skill levels and situational factors.
To learn more about leadership, you need to know the 8 major types of leadership theories. Though there are lots of theories that are still emerging, these types are the main classifications.
To start with, the Great Man Theory is one of the most popular. In this leadership theory, it is believed that an individual is born and destined to become a leader. The term ‘man’ is used because when this theory was conceptualized men had greater power than women. Continue reading