Fiedler Contingency Model

The Fiedler contingency model is a leadership theory of industrial and organizational psychology developed by Fred Fiedler (born 1922), one of the leading scientists who helped his field move from the research of traits and personal characteristics of leaders to leadership styles and behaviours.

The traditional Taylorist management style assumes that there is one best style of leadership. Fiedler’s contingency model postulates that the leader’s effectiveness is based on "situational contingency" which is a result of interaction of two factors: leadership style and situational favourableness (later called situational control). More than 400 studies have since investigated this relationship.

Read more about Fiedler Contingency ModelSummary, Leader-situation Match and Mismatch, Opposing Views

Other articles related to "fiedler contingency model, fiedler, contingency, model, models":

Fiedler Contingency Model - Opposing Views
... Researchers often find that Fiedler's contingency theory falls short on flexibility ... Fiedler’s contingency theory has drawn criticism because it implies that the only alternative for an unalterable mismatch of leader orientation and an unfavorable ... The model’s validity has also been disputed, despite many supportive tests (Bass 1990) ...
Leadership - Theories - Situational and Contingency Theories
... academics began to normalize the descriptive models of leadership climates, defining three leadership styles and identifying which situations each style works better in ... leadership as contingent to the situation, which is sometimes classified as contingency theory ... Four contingency leadership theories appear more prominently in recent years Fiedler contingency model, Vroom-Yetton decision model, the path-goal theory, and the Hersey-Blanchard situational theory ...

Famous quotes containing the words model, fiedler and/or contingency:

    I’d like to be the first model who becomes a woman.
    Lauren Hutton (b. 1944)

    The “text” is merely one of the contexts of a piece of literature, its lexical or verbal one, no more or less important than the sociological, psychological, historical, anthropological or generic.
    —Leslie Fiedler (b. 1917)

    Life, as the most ancient of all metaphors insists, is a journey; and the travel book, in its deceptive simulation of the journey’s fits and starts, rehearses life’s own fragmentation. More even than the novel, it embraces the contingency of things.
    Jonathan Raban (b. 1942)