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Leadership research has been used in fields ranging from business management to education. Find resources on the study of leadership, information on different leadership theories, and quizzes about your own leadership style.

Transformational Leadership
Transformational leadership is a type of leadership style that leads to positive changes in those who follow. Transformational leaders are generally energetic, enthusiastic and passionate. Not only are these leaders concerned and involved in the process; they are also focused on helping every member of the group succeed as well.[/

Quiz - What's Your Leadership Style?
Psychologist Kurt Lewin identified three major leadership styles. Learn which best describes your leadership style in this 18 question quiz.

Lewin's Leadership Styles
Kurt Lewin's 1939 study identified three major leadership styles. Learn more about this influential contribution to leadership research.

Leadership Theories
Theories of leadership are generally one of eight different types. Learn more about the eight major leadership theories.

What Is Autocratic Leadership?
Autocratic leadership, also known as authoritarian leadership, is a leadership style characterized by individual control over all decisions and...

What Is Democratic Leadership?
Democratic leadership, also known as participative leadership, is a type of leadership style in which members of the group take a more...

What Is Laissez-Faire Leadership?
Laissez-faire leadership, also known as delegative leadership, is a type of leadership style in which leaders are hands-off and allow group...

The Great Man Theory of Leadership
The great man theory of leadership is one of the earliest theories used to explain and understand leadership. Learn more about the history of this theory as well as some of the major criticisms in this overview of the great man theory of leadership.

What Is Transactional Leadership?
Transactional leadership, also known as managerial leadership, focuses on the role of supervision, organization and group performance.

10 Ways to Become a Better Leader
Becoming a better leader can help you in many different areas of life, from school to the workplace. Check out these ten tips that can help you improve your leadership skills.

Are Narcissistic Leaders More Effective?
When you think of the qualities that make a great leader, does narcissism spring to mind? According to one study, moderate narcissism might be the key to effective leadership.

Transformational Leadership Linked to Positive Effects on Well-Being
Could having a boss who is a transformational leader be linked to better well-being among employees? One study says yes. Learn more...

What Is the Trait Theory of Leadership?
What traits do effective leaders have? Will having these traits help you become a better leader? Learn more about the trait theory of leadership.

What Is the Situational Theory of Leadership?
What impact does the situation have on leadership? Psychologists have proposed several models that outline how leaders can adapt their style to the situation.

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