Managerial leadership is difficult to comprehensively define. A holistic understanding of managerial leadership is best obtained through examining and integrating multiple models. Four leadership models are reviewed from a historical, definitional, and applicatory perspective. The four models include three well-known, heavily researched theories (situational, transformational, and path-goal) and one relative newcomer (grass roots). Each model provides significant insights into the nature of true leadership, and the combination of these four models provides a holistic overview of leadership. After reviewing each model, the paper addresses points of convergence and divergence in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of managerial leadership.
"A LEADERSHIP PRIMER: MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP DEFINED AND DISCUSSED FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF FOUR LEADERSHIP MODELS,"
Journal of Business & Leadership (2005-2012): Vol. 1
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol1/iss1/12