In the next few weeks, you will be learning a lot about leadership theories. For now, review the following online resources for an initial overview some of the main leadership theories.
MindTools. (2016). Core leadership theories: Learning the foundations of leadership. Available online at https://www.mindtools.com$WIKI_REFERENCE$/pages/article
Leadership-central. (2016). Leadership theories. Available online at http://www.leadership-central.com/leadership-theories.html#axzz4EUWgpVfR (Links to an external site.)
Zigarelli, M. (2013). Ten leadership theories in five minutes. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XKUPDUDOBVo (Links to an external site.)
Review the Leadership Theory Paper instructions under Week 6. Identify three distinct psychological theories of leadership you will be using as the basis of your Reflective Paper and briefly discuss your rationale for selecting each theory (2-3 sentences per theory).Your initial post should be at least 300 words.
Diversity and Leadership
In this discussion post, you will also go beyond an initial comprehension of leadership theories and approaches. Additionally, it is important to understand the influence of leadership theory on issues of diversity in education and the workplace. Choose one of the following articles focusing on different aspects of diversity and leadership:
Jogulu, U. D., & Wood, G. J. (2006). The role of leadership theory in raising the profile of women in management. Equal Opportunities International, 25(4), 236-250. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02610150610706230
St John, E.,P., Rowley, L. L., & Hu, S. (2009). Diversity and leadership: A study of high-achieving students of color. The Journal of Negro Education, 78(1), 17-28. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/222068978?accountid=39364 (Links to an external site.)
Discuss your reaction to what the authors of the article have to say about barriers in place that limit womenâ€™s and/or minoritiesâ€™ access to leadership roles.