Leadership Theory Instructo

Why Study Leadership? An Interview

Dr. Shannon Brown is a graduate of the Ph.D. program in values-driven leadership, an assistant professor at University of St. Francis, and the former VP of Client Services, Exemplify. Shannon is also the lecturer for the Leadership Theory course in Benedictine University’s new Executive M.S. in Values-Driven Leadership program. In the following interview, Shannon answers questions about the study of …

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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 …

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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 …

Leadership has a Shelf Life: How to Make Sure Your Leadership Approach Hasn’t Gone Stale

I am sure that sometime in your life you have opened a loaf of bread and found it had lost its soft and tender feeling. The bread has lost its freshness. Like that bread, Leadership has a Shelf Life. Fortunately, while the bread needs to be tossed, your leadership capacity can be renewed. Taking time to freshen your leadership capacity …