Leadership Theory: Fielder's Contingency Theory

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Fielder’s Contingency Theory
Leadership styles refer to the manner and approach, through which directions are provided, plans being implemented and motivating people. From the employee’s perspective, it encompasses the patterns of both explicit and implicit actions that a leader performs. Kurt Lewin conducted the first major leadership study in 1939 by leading a group of researchers in identifying the various types of leadership (Burnes, 2004). The study remained influential by establishing three major styles of leadership.
Fielder 's Contingency theory states that effective leadership is dependent on the leading style as well as control over a given situation (Miller, Butler & Cosentino, 2004). It is important to
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In this scale, the leaders are asked concerning the person that they don 't prefer to work. This scale is a type of questionnaire which contains 16 items which are used to reflect on the underlying position of leaders towards the employees. These items can either be pleasant, unpleasant, friendly, unfriendly, accepting or rejecting, helpful or frustrating among others. Every single item in the scale has been ranked with points from one to eight. Eight points indicate the most favorable…show more content…
Three factors work jointly to determine the favorability of a leader. First is the leader-member relation. This defines the extent to which a leader is liked and trusted by a group of members and the readiness of the members to adhere to his instructions. Secondly, is task structure which defines the degree to which the tasks have been described and the extent to which their definition has been laid. Finally is power position which is a leader 's power by his position in the organization and the degree to which he can exercise his authority to the members of the

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