Contingency Theory


Chapter 2 Depth Component
In the second chapter, you will undertake an analysis of one of the specific areas in the leadership field: contingency theory. This in-depth, comprehensive review of this narrow and focused area should convey a complete and extensive analysis and understanding of the relevant literature. You will become familiar with the seminal researchers and theories addressing this specific area of leadership. You must compare and contrast those theories and ideas and think critically about which of the theories will substantiate and offer the best support for the position you will apply in Chapter 3. This chapter can be conceptualized as an in-depth treatise of the specific leadership topic chosen. This chapter should not exceed 10 pages of the most relevant information delivered in a concise, yet thorough, manner.

Chapter 3 Application Component
In the third chapter, you will espouse a position based on your interpretation and understanding of the literature and theories of Chapter 2 and apply it to a real-world management problem or situation that effective leadership could address. Therefore, this chapter can be conceptualized as a nuts-and-bolts application of the theories, analytical models, and paradigms that you developed to a real-world management problem or topic in a contemporary organization. Thus, the essential component of Chapter 3 is for your application to advance and support a cohesive and cogent argument for the position you have staked out. This chapter should not exceed 10 pages of the most relevant information delivered in a concise, yet thorough, manner.
Important Components of the Research Project–The paper must follow APA format; be well organized; and free of spelling, grammatical, and structural errors. Appropriate headings and sub-headings must be used to separate and delineate topic areas. The paper should not read like one long story from beginning to end. The paper must begin with an appropriate introduction which sets the stage and introduces the topic and must end with a summary and conclusions.

The paper should not be merely an assembly of quotations from others or a summary of the work of others. It must include your own thoughts and critical thinking on the subject under discussion. The paper must be sharply focused. The topic chosen must be one that can be adequately handled in the limited time and amount of pages required. It is better to keep the scope of the paper very narrow and give the topic full coverage than it is to try to handle a very broad topic and give it only superficial treatment or overview.
Citations must be sourced from scholarly articles, books, etc. which may be obtained from the Library and/or its online resources. There must be no more than 2 textbook references, and no textbook may be referenced more than once. No resources are permitted from the general internet without the approval of the instructor. Any paper which is not properly formatted, referenced, or does not comply with APA guidelines will not be accepted by the instructor, and a failing grade will be issued for the assignment. The student may make any assumptions necessary to complete the project.


Leadership is the ability to guide, direct and influence people towards achieving desired ends (Griffin, 2010). In organization management, the highest decision making organs are bestowed upon the powers to make influential decisions and hence they must make sure that the decisions that they make augur well with the welfare of the organization. The main Management duties include planning, organizing, recruiting, recruiting and implementation (Reed, 2003). Human resource managers rely on team work which is the conduit of implementing the various objectives and therefore must embrace leadership ethos. In this respect, at all levels of management, it is paramount that activities are harmonized by the department heads. The departmental heads makes sure that the workers perform roles in the expected manner. It takes great leadership qualities to organize and harmonize people of different skills, emotional response, backgrounds, and beliefs to work in line with predetermined objectives.