Leadership Theories are a Product of Their Time: A Historical Review Of 20th Century Leadership Theories
This paper considers the development of some of the most prominent leadership theories of the 20th century: Trait Theories, Organization Specialists Theories, Scientific Management Theory, Behavior Theories, Contingency Theories, Diversity Theories, and Global Leadership Theories. Emphasis is placed on the impact that national and global events as well as cultural trends have on the development of leadership theories. The contention is that the development and acceptance of theories are time and context dependent.
Recommended CitationSuazo, Mark M., "Leadership Theories are a Product of Their Time: A Historical Review Of 20th Century Leadership Theories" (2002). Management Working Papers. Paper 12.