Are contingency theories of leadership, or trait theories of leadership, more useful for leaders in organisations?

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Assignment topic: Are contingency theories of leadership, or trait theories of leadership, more useful for leaders in organisations?

Write an essay demonstrating critical awareness of the issues involved.

Word count: 800 words

Structure and general requirements for an essay task:

Introduction: A good essay should have an introduction that makes it clear what is the issue you are going to discuss, why it merits researching this issue, how you are going to address the topic and why you have selected this approach.

Main body:

· Sets out your main ideas clearly

· Makes it clear how the main ideas relate to each other

· Takes the reader through your answer in a logical, progressive way

· Helps the reader to remember what you’ve said

· Organizes groups of related information in paragraphs

· Uses connecting words and phrases to relate each point/idea to earlier and later points.

Conclusion:

· Summarize the main themes

· Make it clear how you reached this conclusion(s)

· Do not introduce new material

You could suggest how the discussion on the issue contributes to the existing debate and suggest directions for future research

Referencing style: Harvard referencing style