Walden Leadership Theory

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Wk11Assgn2JLayman: Final Research Paper
Walden University
Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration

Introduction
This paper serves as a reflection of the approaches, and theories reviewed as curriculum over the last 10 weeks as a student in the PPPA 8111: Leadership and Organizational Change graduate class at Walden University, and how each approach or theory relates to the author’s personal leadership style. The paper begins with a description of the author’s personal leadership style, in her own words, without reference to the materials in the curriculum. Next will be a determination of which approach or theory most resembles that of the author, which approach or theory covered in the texts that the author would most like to adopt, including
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by Peter Northouse (SAGE Publications, 2016). The leadership approaches and theories covered in the texts included the Trait Approach, Skills Approach, Behavioral Approach, Situational Approach, the Path-Goal Theory, Leader-Member Exchange Theory, Transformational Leadership, Authentic Leadership, Servant Leadership, Adaptive Leadership, the Psychodynamic Approach, Team Leadership, leadership ethics, and the impact of culture and gender on…show more content…
The Psychodynamic approach uses what are known as archetypes, or categorical groups of behaviors in individuals, effectively- definitive dominant leadership behaviors; creating models leadership styles, and the most effective organizations have a wide range of these models that work well together (Northouse, 2016). Kets de Vries (2006b) designed the Leadership Archetype Questionnaire to allow individuals to identify their dominant leadership behaviors and identify what steps should be taken to create a well-rounded team
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