Theories which attempt to apply rules and ideals to explain the behaviours of leaders oaf group. Primary theory groups include trait theories of leadership, behavioural based theories, contingency theories, cognitive theories and categorization theories. See also implicit leadership theories.

LEADERSHIP THEORIES: "There are collections of leadership hypotheses and leadership theories which all aim to examine how a leader operates and their effect on the workforce or task."
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