Leadership Theories: Situational Leadership

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Essay #: 053880
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Leadership Theories: Situational Leadership
This paper takes one of the prominent leadership theories presently extant, situational leadership as devised by Hersey and Blanchard, and will analyze what five scholarly sources (all of them dating from 2000 to the present) have to say about our current understandings of the theory; the findings of these articles will be synthesized into one seamless whole that aims to give a complete view on how the academic world perceives situational leadership. If anything is clear from the contemporary scholarship, it is that situational leadership is now being applied to various work contexts that probably were not uppermost in the minds of Hersey and Blanchard back in the 1970s when they were formulating...
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