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Situational Theory of Leadership

   Posted On :  18.05.2018 08:09 am

This theory advocates that leadership is strongly affected by the situation from which a leader emerges and in which he works.

Situational Theory of Leadership
 
This theory advocates that leadership is strongly affected by the situation from which a leader emerges and in which he works. It is based on the assumptions that there exists an interaction between a group and its leader and that people tend to follow the person (known as leader) who is capable of fulfilling their aspirations. Thus, leader is a means of achieving the goals of the group and the members. The leader recognizes the needs of the situation and then acts accordingly.
 
The focus in the situational approach to leadership is on observed behavior and not on any hypothetical inborn or acquired ability or potential for leadership. In other words, the emphasis is on the behavior of the leaders and their followers and the type of situation. In other words, a person becomes a leader not only because of his personal attributes, but also because of various situational factors and the interactions between the leader and the group members.

 

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