[Recommended] Eight Current Leadership Theories

[Recommended] Eight Current Leadership Theories


As a current or future leader, it is important for you to understand how various leadership styles impact organizational culture, employees, and stakeholders. For your Week 1 assignment, you will create a PowerPoint presentation critiquing four leadership styles. Begin by familiarizing yourself with each of the eight theories listed below. Next, choose four theories from the following list to complete this week’s assignment.

Eight Current Leadership Theories

  • Transformational
  • Transactional
  • Servant
  • Autocratic
  • Democratic
  • Bureaucratic
  • Laissez-Faire
  • Situational

You will compose four slides for each of the four theories. Organize your discussion of each theory using the sequence below. Remember to repeat this sequence for each theory; your completed assignment will have 16 content slides, excluding the presentation’s title and reference slides.

  • Slide A:
    • Name of Theory
    • Name of Associated Theorist(s)
  • Slide B: Theory Description: 4-6 bullet points
  • Slide C:
    • Potential Benefits to Organizational Culture and Improvement: 2-3 bullet points
    • Potential Drawbacks to Organizational Culture and Improvement: 2-3  bullet points
  • Slide D: One famous leader (and their organization’s name) who exemplifies this type of leadership: 1 Slide (hint: do an Internet search for famous transformational leaders; famous servant leaders, etc.)

Length: 16 slides, not including cover slide or reference slide

References: Include a minimum of 4 scholarly resources (at least one for each theory), properly cited within the body of your presentation.

As you format your presentation, be sure to include effective slide design that incorporates the best practices in NCU’s PowerPoint Tutorial (to view the tutorial, go to the Course Resources module in the table of contents and click on Spotlight on Skills), such as using graphics and short phrases in bulleted lists while saving the full details for the speaker notes. Balance the text with relevant images and graphics that you create or that are copyright free, such as a Creative Commons license (you must still offer attribution even if the image is copyright free).

Your PowerPoint should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity

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