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CENTRE FOR LEADERSHIP STUDIES
 
A REVIEW OFLEADERSHIP THEORY ANDCOMPETENCY FRAMEWORKS
 
Edited Version of a Report for Chase Consultingand the Management Standards Centre
Bolden, R., Gosling, J., Marturano, A. and Dennison, P.
June 2003
Centre for Leadership StudiesUniversity of ExeterCrossmeadBarley LaneDunsford HillExeter EX4 1TFUnited KingdomTelephone: 01392 413018Fax: 01392 434132e-mail: leadership@exeter.ac.ukhttp://www.leadership-studies.com
 
1 Executive Summary
This report presents a review of leadership theory and competency frameworks that wascommissioned to assist the development of the new National Occupational Standards inManagement and Leadership.
The report begins with a review of leadership theories and tracks their evolution over thepast 70 years from the “great man” notion of heroic leaders, through trait theories,behaviourist theories, situational leadership, contingency theory and on to transactionaland transformational leadership. Each of these offers some insights into the qualities ofsuccessful leaders, but there has been a shift in focus from the generic characteristicsand behaviours of the individual to a recognition of the importance of responding todifferent situations and contexts and the leaders’ role in relation to followers. The reviewconcludes with an introduction to the notion of “dispersed leadership” and a distinctionbetween the process of “leadership” and the socially-constructed role of “leader”.
The next section, on Leadership Models and Competency Frameworks, presents a rangeof leadership and management frameworks currently being used in organisations. Thesedefine the qualities required of people in leadership positions and help to inform theleadership development process. Seven private-sector, nine public sector and eightgeneric frameworks are discussed and web links to the full models included whereavailable.
The following section gives a brief overview of a selection of leadership developmentinitiatives both associated with, and as alternatives to, a leadership competenciesframework. The aim of this is to give an indication of how different techniques can beused to develop leadership capability within individuals and organisations and how thisrelates to the underlying philosophy of the programme.
The section on Providing Governance, describes the key legal and ethical responsibilitiesof Directors and an indication of the kinds of skills, behaviours and values required toachieve these.
The report concludes with a discussion of the competency framework approach toleadership and leadership development and a proposal as to alternative ways ofaddressing these issues. It is concluded that whilst this approach has its strengths, itleads to a particularly individualistic notion of leadership and a relatively prescribedapproach to leadership development. The changing nature of work and society, it isargued, may demand new approaches that encourage a more collective and emergentview of leadership and leadership development and of sharing the role of “leader” morewidely within organisations.
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