In Unit VII of this course, you will submit a research paper concerning a leadership theory and how it is applied in the workforce. In the finished paper, you will evaluate leadership roles and strengths, analyze the leadership theory you chose, evaluate leadership behavior and motivation, analyze leader influence, analyze research in leadership, demonstrate how leadership skills are used, and compare and contrast how leadership approaches are used to lead organizational learning and change.
For this assignment, you will submit a literature review focusing on relevant literature related to your leadership theory and its application. Since we are focusing on communication and leadership theories in this unit, the literature you select for your literature review should cover the following topics:
Discuss how a leader’s personality traits are essential in adapting a leadership style.
Compare and contrast behavior attributes of your chosen leadership theory with a contingency leadership theory.
If your chosen theory is a contingency theory, compare and contrast your theory with another contingency theory. Explain effective communication strategies for leaders.
Your literature review should be at least two pages in length, not including the title and reference pages, which are required as part of this assignment. You are required to use at least four outside sources, three of which must come from the Online Library. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.