An integrative theory of leadership second editon out of print limited availability a definition of leadership that would be widely accepted by the majority of theorists and researchers might say that leadership is a process of social influence in which one person is able to enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a . Contemporary leadership theory has been described as complex fragmented and contradictory making its study frustrating for the scholar and its application difficult for the practitioner it is the thesis of this volume that leadership theory can be integrated and the empirical findings reconciled. The ultimate goal of this review of the literature is to provide a basis for the presentation of an integrative model of leadership that brings together function and process and provides an armature for integrating what is known. An integrative theory of leadership new york psychology press about this book this volume offers a comprehensive analysis and integration of the empirical research literature and major theories of leadership it employs a functional analysis stressing what leaders must do to be effective and specifies the processes related to each function. This paper presents a macro integrative theory of leadership the theory emphasizes the role of the leader in assessing the deficiencies in the followers abilities motivation role perception or environmental conditions and in taking action to alleviate deficiencies which inhibit follower performance
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