Describe The Differences Between The Universal And The Contingency Leadership Theories

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9. Describe the differences between the universal and the contingency leadership theories. Explain your answer in sufficient detail to demonstrate your understanding. Be specific using the materials in your text and not a generalized or philosophical statement. Hint: both the trait and behavioral leadership theories were attempts to find the “one best leadership style in all situations”; thus they are called universal leader theories.
According to Stogdill and Mann, it was illustrated that traits were considered a mutual concept after conducting several researches. The end result of those researches proposed that individuals were considered leaders dependent on the given situation that they were in. In my current duty position, the
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74). DuBrin also explained that the normative decision model viewed leadership as a decision making process in which the leader examine certain factors within a given situation to determine which decision making style would be the most effective (DuBrin pg. 155).
Both charismatic and transformational leadership are extension of the trait theory (DuBrin, pg. 72). However, many charismatic leaders are considered not transformational (DuBrin, pg. 77), but all transformational leaders are considered charismatic (DuBrin, 93). The transformational leader brings about positive, major change to the organization (DuBrin, pg. 77). It is imperative to distinguish the trait of individual leaders prior to applying the normative decision making steps. The normative decision making model views leadership as a decision-making process in which the leader examines factor within the situation to determine which decision making-making style would be the most effective (DuBrin 155).
There are five decision making styles listed in the text under the normative decision making model (DuBrin pg. 155). During the decision making style process, I’m allowed to make a sole decision as a leader, and then try my best to sell it to the other group members. This is the “decide style “. My former supervisor preferred the

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