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Leadership and followership
Leadership and followership

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8 Summary

By this stage, you should feel better informed about leadership theories and styles, with a greater awareness of the extent of leadership literature you can access. You have explored the impact that context can have on leadership and you’ve learnt about some key leadership styles, including transactional, transformational, adaptive and strategic leadership. You’ve also had an opportunity to consider what your own style might be.

You should now feel that you can:

  • recognise how context can impact on leadership
  • identify a variety of leadership styles/approaches
  • assess your own leadership style.

Next week, you’ll focus on the specific skills and behaviours required of an effective leader, looking from the perspectives of a range of employers. You’ll also start to look at your own leadership skills and where and how you can develop them further.

You can now go to Week 3 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .