Date Added: Aug 2009
Leadership is defined as a social influence process in which the leader seeks the voluntary participation of subordinates in an effort to reach organizational goals. A leader trait is a physical or personality characteristic that can be used to differentiate leaders from followers. A leadership prototype is a mental representation of the traits and behaviors possessed by leaders. In the business world there are various styles of management that are necessary based on the particular situation at hand. The idea that management styles should be adapted to each situation is referred to as situational theories.