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Leadership and followership
Leadership and followership

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4 Emerging leadership styles

Many different leadership styles have been developed and discussed over the decades, reflecting changes in attitude and varying priorities, and this process continues today.

A seedling with three green leaves emerges from a crack in some concrete.
Figure 4 New leadership styles continue to emerge.

In Week 2 you looked at different leadership styles, from the well-established to the more recently defined. In this section, you will focus on the latest leadership research, considering newly defined styles that are emerging to suit the way our changing society perceives the nature of work and authority.