In this lesson, you will learn about the four classical leadership theories: trait theory, behavior theory, contingency theory, and transformational theory. In the end, you can test your understanding of these theories with a quiz.
Motivational theories are psychological ways of understanding what inspires human beings to extend their abilities and perform according to expectations. Primary motivational theories include Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, Hertszberg's Motivation and HygieneTheory, and Expectancy and Contingency theories.
The Fielder Model | There is no one best style of leadership. Instead, a leader's effectiveness is based on the situation. This is the result of two factors – "leadership style" and "situational favorableness". || Leadership > Contingency Theories of Leadership > The Fiedler Model