Contingency Theory

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible. Contingency Theory Definition: Fiedler’s Theory goes along with the task-oriented and people-oriented behaviours which have previously been discussed. He said that leaders tend to have their own style and it will be hard to change that, and by looking at what type of organisation it is, then the right leader can be found so that they fit well and therefore are at their most efficient. To do this it was put out that the situation was either favourable or unfavourable. To get this final result three elements were looked at; the quality of the relationship between a leader and his employees, how well the structure is set out and also the extent of which a leader has his employees following him, how much they feel he is a leader. Highly Favourable – Would be when followers have respect; they trust their leader and tasks are structured when they are set out by the leader Highly Unfavourable – Would obviously be the opposite, so when relationships in the organisation between the leader and employees are very strong, where tasks are poorly set out and there isn’t much authority. The following diagram shows the different points of the scale and when leaders are in their element. (Fiedler) Key Learning Points Define Leadership? What is the Contingency Theory Definition? Draw the Contingency Theory...

Situational Theory

Leadership Definition: Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible. Situational Theory Definition: This theory looks into the characteristics of people working under a leader to find out what kind of behaviour that leader has. The whole point of this theory was to show that different leadership styles are needed for different employers. If skills are lower, then a different leadership style will need to be undertaken than if the employees were very skilful and able to get on with most tasks themselves. The above diagram sums up this theory. (Hersey and Blanchard) Key Learning Points What is the Definition for Leadership? Describe the Situational Leadership...

Level 5 Leadership Theory (Jim Collins)

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible. Level 5 Leadership Theory Definition: This theory was made as 5 steps which allow a company turn from a good company into a truly great one. The theory is from the book ‘Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t’. The main point of this is to improve leadership. It tries and takes away peoples ego, and instead do what is best for the organisation. Instead of the normal view of leaders, who tend to be big personality driven, this theory states that level 5 leaders seem shy and unpretentious, although they take full responsibility for anything which goes wrong in the organisation. The following steps are the levels within this theory. Level 1: Highly Capable Individual Productive contributor; offers talent, knowledge, skills and good work habits as an individual employee. Level 2: Contributing Team member Contributes to the achievement of team goals; works effectively with others in a group. Level 3: Competent Manager Sets plans and organises people for the efficient and effective pursuit of objectives. Level 4: The Effective Executive Builds widespread commitment to a clear and compelling vision; stimulates people to high performance. Level 5: The Level 5 Leader Builds an enduring great organisation through a combination of personal humility and professional resolve. Level 5 leaders do what is right for their organisation and will strive for it to be successful. These leaders are...

HRM Theories

Human Resource Management basis itself an a variety of different of theories, some of these are shown below: Culture Changing Culture over Time Four Main Cultures Four Principles of Culture Activity Person Culture Power Culture Role Culture Task Culture Two Cultures Theory What Influences the Business Culture? Environment The Organisational Domain Leadership Management Interactive Leadership Management Leadership Behaviours Leadership Powers and Influences Leadership Styles Leadership Theories Contingency Theory Level 5 Leadership Theory (Jim Collins) Path-Goal Theory Situational Theory The Leadership Grid Leadership Traits Types of Leader What the Difference Between Leadership and Management?...