Leadership Theory and Administrative Behavior: The Problem of Authority

  title={Leadership Theory and Administrative Behavior: The Problem of Authority},
  author={W. Bennis},
  journal={Administrative Science Quarterly},
  • W. Bennis
  • Published 1959
  • Sociology
  • Administrative Science Quarterly
The problem of authority has been selected as the critical dimension through which various theories and practices of organizational behavior are expressed. Following a discussion of the confusions and lacunae in leadership theory, a review of philosophies, ideologies, and practices is presented that identifies two major movements: the traditional theorists and the human relations proponents. Some attention is given to the contemporary revisions and models that endeavor to ameliorate the… Expand