The role of the situation in leadership.

@article{Vroom2007TheRO,
  title={The role of the situation in leadership.},
  author={Victor H. Vroom and Arthur G. Jago},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={
          17-24; discussion 43-7
        }
}
Leadership depends on the situation. Few social scientists would dispute the validity of this statement. But the statement can be interpreted in many different ways, depending, at least in part, on what one means by leadership. This article begins with a definition of leadership and a brief description of 3 historically important theories of leadership. The most recent of these, contingency theories, is argued to be most consistent with existing evidence and most relevant to professional… CONTINUE READING

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