March 06, 2013

Leadership theories: Behavioral Theory

Going back to one of my previous blogs about leadership nature-nurture debate, I came through new thoughts about this topic while reading throughout Behavioural theory which predicts that leaders are being made and not born. It does not think about the natural personality of an individual but this theory looks after the activities of the leader. The success of a leader does not depend on the characteristics of an individual alone, but in how he/she behave in solving issues. In contrast, the traits and characteristics seem to look good at a theoretical part but much more difficult to apply it. The trait theory looks after the people who possess leadership qualities and those who do not. It does not consider about the education and experience of the person. So from my understanding of both theories I think I can use the combination of both of them. To combine both thought as stated in Trait theory blog, understanding the trait theory is great in a way to assess yourself, but adding the part of Behavioural theory is quite easy to develop as it assesses the success of a leader by follow up their activities. Yet I have not finished my search through the theories to find which is the best to use, but gathering all the knowledge maybe to come up with my own style that fits me.


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