Leadership Styles and Future Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Styles and Future Leadership Opportunities
      Dr. Yvonne Catino

      The competence to supervise others generally defines Leadership in most dictionaries (Hopen, 2010, p. 4).   When a group or team comes together to complete a task a leader usually emerges from within the group or team (London, 2010, p. 224).   Suggested exploration will say that certain traits build leaders, and leadership styles (Alahmad, 2010, p. 31). This paper will compare and contrast leadership theories and leadership styles, identify my leadership style, and identify my future leadership opportunities within Community Options Inc.
      Leadership Theories
      There are several leadership theories such as trait theories, behavioral theories, and contingency theories. There are several other leadership theories that I have not mentioned. I will discuss the trait theory and the contingency theory.   The trait theory could conceivably be the first recorded theory of leadership (Gehning ,2007,   p. 44).   Some biographers argue leaders have certain traits, such as emotional stability, emotional intelligence, dominance, enthusiasm, conscientiousness, confident, team orientation, and charisma (Grammer, Koppensteiner, 2010, p. 374).
          Effective leaders must be able to deal with frustration and stress (Santandreu, Shurden M., Shurden S, 2010, p. 53). It is important for a leader to control his or her emotions (Gilmore, 2008, p. 366). Leaders thinking styles are usually aggressive, they are socially aggressive with others (Kosalka, Piccolo, Timothy, 2009, p. 855). Leaders are usually seen as high energy levels and are very enthusiastic about there work (London, 2010, p. 224).   Conscientiousness, leaders are direct by a sense of duty (Ang, Chan, Ng, 2008, p. 733).   Leaders’ confidents are usually self assured (Blanes, Marc, Mollier, Vidal, 2007, p. 251). Team cohesion is a trait, which leaders foster team orientation (Nath, 2008, p. 24). Perception is...