In this unit, you were introduced to various leadership traits, behaviors, and styles. For the Unit I Essay, you will select one of the following leadership theories, research your selected theory further, and consider your own leadership style. Select one of the following leadership theories:
- authentic leadership theory,
- leader-member exchange theory,
- path-goal theory,
- servant leadership theory,
- situational leadership theory,
- transformational leadership theory, or
- transactional leadership theory.
Discuss a situation where you experienced the leadership theory you selected. Respond to the following questions and statements:
- Explain the selected theory (author, year, and the overall focus of the theory).
- Describe a situation you experienced when this leadership style was practiced by you or another person.
- In your analysis, answer these questions. How does the selected leadership theory apply to the situation? What characteristics described by the theory can be applied to the situation and the individuals involved who contribute to leadership effectiveness?
- Discuss how you can develop your leadership and improve performance of followers.
Your essay should be at least two pages in length in APA Style. Include at least one outside resource. The title and reference pages do not count toward the minimum page length. Your essay should include an introduction, conclusion, and headings to delineate transitions.