What type of leader is our President? This discussion will explore two types of leadership theories: behavioral and contingency.
For behavioral theorists, a leader behavior is the best predictor of the leadership influences and as a result, is the best determinant of his or her leadership success. The contingency theorist believes a leader’s effectiveness is based on the situation and the decisions made in that situation. undefined. (n.d.). Leadership-central.com. In Behavioral Theories of Leadership. Retrieved 12/21/2016, from http://www.leadership-central.com/behavioral-theories.html#axzz4V0NsYZrS.
The President of the United States is faced with many situations daily and needs to be a great leaderâ€”not only from a domestic perspective but perceived as a great leader on an international stage.
In your initial post, identify one recent event when the President applied the behavioral theory and one recent event where you believe the President applied the contingency theory.