Managerial Leadership

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Managerial leadership is a term most often used in the 1970s as part of broader scholarship that attempted to understand how a manager might be a leader without necessarily occupying a traditional leadership position in an organizational structure. Since then, it has increasingly been folded into more generalized discussions of leadership theory while remaining in use primarily in practitioner-based applications and outlets. Notable exceptions remain, but in many instances, this conflation into more general discussions of leadership has removed some of the meaning associated with the term “managerial leadership.” Scholarly discussions in the literature often emerge from the work of Yukl (1989), who provided important insights into major issues in discussions of managerial leadership. Consequently, though it might appear somewhat dated, the Yukl (1989) piece remains as a foundation for anyone who wants a substantive basis for...


Management Leadership Transformational Leadership Leadership Behavior Managerial Grid Model Multiple Streams Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public AdministrationFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA