What makes an effective leader? What drives leaders? Who becomes a leader? How do we evaluate leadership? How do leaders exercise influence? among others. For the past 50+ years scholars of organizational behaviour have invested considerable thought and research energy into answering these questions in the form of models, theories and paradigms of leadership.
As our world becomes increasingly more complex and dynamic, it is difficult for any one theory to truly address our questions and provide the insights we seek. Instead today’s leadership theorists are taking a radically different approach to understanding leadership.