Types of Leadership

Types of Leadership

Think of a leader you identify with. How would you define their leadership? Were they a born leader? Did they develop into a leader because of their environment? Were they named to a leadership position in an organization?

In general, leadership can be described in the following ways:

 

Type of Leadership

Trait  Individuals might have inherent traits or characteristics that make them good leaders

Process

 Traits or characteristics are possessed by individuals in different degrees; leadership
 then arises in a context and can be learned

Assigned

 An individual’s formal position as designated within an organization

Emergent

 How a group responds to and perceives a person to be their leader

 


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