Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
This week, your discussion will focus on contingency theory. This theory has been the most recognized work of Fred Fiedler. Research the work of Fiedler on contingency theory, and respond to the following questions:
- Communicate your understanding of the contingency theory.
- Evaluate why authentic leadership is important to contingency theory.
- Compare and contrast the aspects of path–goal theory, Blanchard’s situational theory approach, and Fiedler’s contingency theory.