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Leadership Theories and Applications

1. Choose a minimum of three leadership theories - these could include Path Goal Theory, Contingency Theory, Transformational Leadership Theory, Member Leader Theory, Team Leadership Theory, and Psychodynamic Leadership Theory, to name a few. For each of your chosen theories, use at least two peer reviewed journal articles that discuss the attributes of the theory. Your sources should generally be no more than 5 years old.

2. Develop an introduction on the background of each of your theories and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each of the theories.

3. Analyze all articles and describe the key themes that emerge across the three theories.

4. Based on your analysis of the literature, identify which leadership approach would be most successful within your chosen organization. You could identify a combination of two or three theories that would work best in your organization, but be sure to provide rationale as to why the combination would be most effective. Be sure to justify your choices.

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This response discusses three leadership theories namely path goal theory, contingency theory and transformational leadership theory, along with their advantages and disadvantages. The solution is provided within an attached Word document and is about 3000 words.