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Leadership Contingency Theories

The four contingency theories (Situational Leadership, Contingency Model, Path-Goal, & Normative Decision Model) have all the following characteristic EXCEPT -

(a) they are theories rather than just someone's opinion

(b) they assume the leader can diagnose critical components

(c) they assume the leader can act in flexible manner

(d) they assume a correct match between leader behavior and follower and situational characteristics will have a positive effect on outcomes

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I believe the answer to your question is (c): these theories assume the leader can act in a flexible manner. This choice is not a characteristic of the four contingency theories. ...

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The solution explains the four contingency theories in leadership to help the student in tackling the problem presented n the original post (see problem).