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The Meaning of Leadership: Leadership Theory Changes and Constants

Analyze what has changed over the past several decades and what has stayed the same in leadership within organizations. Argue a position as to whether or not the meaning of leadership has changed significantly.

Examine the contingency thinking approach and determine whether it is necessary to the study of successful leadership.

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Keywords: Great Man, Group, Trait, Behavioral, Theory, Contingency

When a question of this nature is asked you should always consider applying a timeline to help clarify your thought process in answering the question. For example, 1870s to 1930s The Great Man Theory... Another good practice to use when addressing a question of this nature is to review the definitions of the terms. For example, think about defining contingency, and relate that to leadership within an organizational environment.

One thing that has remained constant in relationship to ...