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Five Leadership Theories and How to Apply Them

When Kathleen Yosko, now CEO of Northwestern Medicine’s Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center, began her first job as a hospital president, there was no onboarding process planned, and no one to welcome her. Thinking it was a mistake, Yosko called her headquarters for advice. They told her, “Just do whatever a president does.” Fortunately, Yosko was a seasoned leader and she intuited …

Women in Leadership | theory

Five Leadership Theories and How to Apply Them (Part 2)

  Understanding Theories of Leadership In our earlier post, we explored Transformational Leadership and Leader-Member Exchange Theory. Here, we explore three additional leadership theories: Adaptive Leadership, Strengths Based Leadership, and Servant Leadership. We conclude with a discussion of the usefulness of leadership theory. Adaptive Leadership Adaptive leadership, one of the most recent leadership theories to emerge, says a leader is …