The term leadership can be defined in a variety of different ways and is associated with numerous concepts. It is impossible to produce just one individual meaning for the word. Stogdill cited in Yukl (2013, p.18) writes: “There are almost as many definitions of leadership as there are persons who have attempted to define the concept” Not only does this term have a wide range of definitions, there are also multiple theories of leadership methods. This range of different theories have been developed and utilized consistently by many leaders throughout history and even today. Leaders adopt a method which is best suited to them and their environment. The outcome can be positive or negative depending on how the method is applied. …show more content…
Individuals are often faced with unexpected situations where both theories may need to be implemented. The significance of comparing two leaders and theories is to view how each individual uses and applies the theories to their work, dependant on what they believe best suits them. Every human being is unique. It is impossible to really compare and contrast as to which style is the superior of the two. Both Bezos and Patton were extraordinary leaders whom adopted and utilised their leadership style and used it to its full potential. The main limitation is in knowing which concept to adopt and demonstrate to one’s self. Although each individual was a leader in two completely different forms, both choices of leadership were very effective. A connection between the two concepts is also clear. I believe that this connection between Emotional Intelligence and Leadership theory should become a necessity to researchers. By understanding and recognising certain emotions, it gives an insight into a situation which can then allow a person to adapt to that situation. This confirms the rather detectable link between the two. It also inquires as to why these theories have not been researched together more thoroughly as they work so well with one another. By researching and comparing two theories and leaders, my understanding of leadership has developed …show more content…
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