Process Theory Approaches to Leadership

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Open a leadership textbook or click on any online introductory resource and you will come across a description or definition of leadership that will look something like the following: Leadership is the process of a leader influencing followers towards the achievement of a common goal. There are many different variations on this theme, but some essential ingredients persist. Chief among these ingredients is some causal relationship between ‘leaders', ‘followers’ and ‘goals'. Whether the focus of a study is on the traits and character of a leader figure (Kirkpatrick & Locke, 1991; Zaccaro, 2007), the styles, behaviours or skills of that leader figure (Northouse, 2015), a leader's charisma (Avolio & ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Handbook of Leadership
EditorsDoris Schedlitzki, Magnus Larsson, Brigid Carroll, Michelle C. Bligh, Olga Epitropaki
PublisherSAGE Publications
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781529781892
ISBN (Print)9781529769067
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2023

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