The Leadership Origins E-Book

Leadership Origins is a collection of selected leadershipahoy articles interweaved into an e-book, highlighting some of the most important leadership theories from Great Man Theory to the Situational Leadership Model

What's in the e-book?

  • 11 Informative Chapters
  • 116 Pages
  • Theory Mixed With Practical Examples

Who is this book for?

  • Students that need a great reference resource
  • Aspiring Managers who want a profound understanding of leadership
  • Managers who want to learn more about the different drivers of leadership

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Collected Articles on Leadership Theories

Great Man Theory

One of the first leadership theories, although more of the work of a philosopher than a scientist. According to Great Man Theory, leaders are born, not made. 

Trait Theory of Leadership

Learn what earlier theories listed as typical leadership traits, and how the list of traits has evolved over time until modern days.

Behavioral Theories of Leadership

Learn about the different behavioral theories of leadership and how they have evolved and gone from one leader-one behavior, to alternating between multiple behaviors.

  • Lewin Leadership Styles
  • Ohio and Michigan Leadership Studies
  • Blake and Mouton's Managerial Grid

Contingency Theories of Leadership

See how the situational, or contingency approach, of leadership finally got a foothold, revitalizing the field of leadership studies for all future.

  • Fiedler's Contingency Theory
  • Path-Goal Theory
  • The Situational Leadership Model