1. Theoretical Framework
We come across leaders in different areas of our lives – at business, at school, at university, in sport and even within our own circle of friends. Someone always stands out and takes the lead. They not only influence us such that we look up to them and follow them but also we often wonder what is it they have that we, who follow, haven’t. We ask ourselves: ‘Are they born with it?’ (Traits theory) or ‘Is it what they do and how they do it that defines their leadership and therefore can they learn it?’ (Behaviouaral theories) or is the environment and situation that produces them? (Situational theory) Or …………….
In organisations too, how a leader influences others to achieve the mission, goal, or objectives is affected not only by the leadership style they choose but also by the situation, the followers and their own skills and abilities.