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Leadership & Continqency Theories

Discuss the accuracy of the following statement: "Contingency theories don't work because they assume leaders can adjust their style to the situation. In reality, people have a preferred leadership style that they can't easily change."

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1. Discuss the accuracy of the following statement: "Contingency theories don't work because they assume leaders can adjust their style to the situation. In reality, people have a preferred leadership style that they can't easily change."

Most would disagree with the above statement. First, leaders can certainly learn to adjust their style to the situation, even though most have a preferred style. However, it is important to understand one's preferred styles, as one often reverts to that style in times of challenges. In fact, the global and fast changing business world demands that leaders ...

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This solution discusses the accuracy of the following statement: "Contingency theories don't work because they assume leaders can adjust their style to the situation. In reality, people have a preferred leadership style that they can't easily change."

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