Trait Theories vs. Behavioral Theories of Leadership


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How does the trait theory of leadership differ from the behavioral theory of leadership?

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1. Why are there opposing views on how the leadership of an organization should be conducted?

2. Your team leader has always been a natural communicator. He has performed his job well and he never doubted any of his team members. When working in a stressful environment, he always managed to achieve team coherency. Why is this an example of a trait leader?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of trait theories and behavioral theories of leadership. To score well on the quiz, you'll have to know the different types of behavioral leadership categories and recognize examples of each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test your knowledge of:

  • Traits of a good leader
  • The type of leader who makes decisions without consulting others
  • Leaders who involve team members

Skills Practiced

Students will practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related leadership theories lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of leader who allows other team members to make decisions
  • Distinguishing differences - use your knowledge to recognize true statements about leadership theory

Additional Learning

The lesson called Trait Theories vs. Behavioral Theories of Leadership can provide more details about this subject. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the trait theory of leadership
  • Understand the behavioral theory of leadership
  • Learn about the characteristics of different types of leaders
  • Compare and contrast the trait theory and the behavioral theory of leadership