Traditional Paradigms of Leadership

Contingency Leadership Theory

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This video segment examines the contingency theory of leadership, drawing on the Fiedler contingency model. A critical perspective to the contingency theory is also provided, and its shortcomings discussed.


  • Leadership
  • Leader
  • Contingency model
  • Situational model
  • Fiedler model
  • context
  • situation
  • Leadership style

About this video

Christian Harrison
First online
23 January 2020
Online ISBN
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright information
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020