Theory, Practice, and Change
Chapter Three: Leadership and Leadership Theory
LEADERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP THEORY
This chapter will focus on leadership and leadership theory in relation to the community college. The following areas will be addressed: (a) differences, and commonalities between leadership and administration; (b) an examination of leadership styles (e.g., authoritarian, transactional, transformational); (c) an overview of primary leadership theories (e.g., trait theory, behavioral theory, contingency-situational theory); and (d) a presentation of leadership approaches (e.g., bureaucratic leadership, democratic leadership, political leadership).
When reading this chapter, consider the following questions:
•What are the benefits of theory? How can theory be used to guide leadership practices?
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