Leaders are not born, they are made. But what does it takes to develop a leader? What should you develop in a leader?
Most concentrate on the traits and values a person possesses to consider him/her a leader. One should be trustworthy, disciplined, team player, dependable, and can lead a group. But many also failed in their attempts to become a leader. Why? It is because most also overlook the reality that we can’t control every situation − that it’s a matter of black and white.There are always external factors that affect the success of leadership in a given instances. This is what Frederick Fiedler in his Contingency Theory, and Kenneth Blanchard and Paul Hersey in their Situational Leadership Theory (SLT) explored to introduce alternative approaches to leadership.
Contingency is an event that has a possibility to occur which can disrupt the normal flow of organization. Fiedler’s contingency approach to leadership takes in consideration these events that can interrupt leader’s management of a group if the foundations of leadership are traits and Patience. His new method is to determine certain situation that is appropriate for a certain leadership style.His model matches the leadership styles of a person to a specified condition. It simply works like finding your job based on your course or profession. You will lead a group of your preference or applicable to your approach.