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Situational and Contingency Approaches to Leadership

  • By: Roya Ayman & Erica L. Hartman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

“Leadership is one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth” (Burns 1978, 19). Leadership has both fascinated and perplexed scholars and practitioners, creating an extraordinary amount of research and theories to conceptualize and explain the leadership phenomenon ...

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