Abstract: This literature review analyzes and compares several theories of leadership as they pertain to management within a midsize manufacturing company or similar institution. Trait Approach, Style Approach, Transactional-Transformational, and Leader-Member styles are each reviewed in terms of benefit and compatibility within the organization. After comparison, the transformational model of leadership is determined to be best suited within the target environment.
Keywords: leadership; theories; motivation; organization; organizational leadership; transactional; transformational; management; business
Word Count: 2,734 (article only)
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