Skills Theory

LDRLB

The skills theory grew from the obvious flaw in the trait approach; traits are relatively fixed. This meant that trait theory was not particularly useful for developing new leaders who lack those traits. Similar to trait theory, skills theories are leader-centric, focused on what characteristics about leaders make them effective. Skills theories are also weak in their predictive ability, failing to explain how a person’s competencies lead to effective leadership.

14 Leadership Studies – Quick Overview of Leadership

CO2

14 Fascinating Theories from Leadership Studies. There are dozens of fascinating theories from the field that can help you become a better leader or at the very least offer insights into the reasons why we act the way we do when leading or being led. GREAT MAN THEORY. That’s the basis behind this early 20th century theory proposed by Thomas Carlyle. TRAIT THEORY. PARTICIPATIVE LEADERSHIP THEORY. LEADER-MEMBER EXCHANGE THEORY.