Management and Leadership Book Review by Quality Writers

Management and Leadership
A review of the theories presented in Peter Northouse's book "Leadership Theory and Practice".
# 99548 | 1,213 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Nov 13, 2007 in Business (Management) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses theoretical models of management and leadership. It discusses the characteristic of contemporary leadership models and how understanding them provides a profound insight into the development of one's own leadership and management qualities in the development of leadership skills. It bases its discussion on Peter Northouse's theories, presented in "Leadership Theory and Practice".

Table of Contents:
Trait v. Process Leadership
Classical Leadership
Situational Leadership
Participative Leadership
Transformational Leadership

From the Paper:

"The progression of these leadership models indicates a movement over time to a more adaptive and flexible leadership model that is certainly process oriented. It is a rejection of sorts of the path-goal theory that Northouse describes as: "this approach treats leadership as a one-way event...subordinates may easily become dependent on the leader...this kind of leadership could be counter-productive because it promotes dependency and fails to recognize...abilities of subordinates"(133). While path-goal theories do serve a purpose they lack the kind of motivational, inspirational, and independent minded qualities that the flatter, less hierarchical organizations require in the global environment where competition can arise 10,000 miles away in markets never considered a threat."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Northouse, Peter. Leadership Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks; 2004.

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