CONTINGENCY THEORY

Fiedler’s Contingency theory says that effective leadership is dependent on many factors that include the style of leading and control over a situation (Fiedler).


“A leader's effectiveness depends on how well the leader’s style fits the context,” (Northouse, 123).


The Contingency theory was developed by studying different leaders and different styles (Northouse).


The biggest takeaway from Fiedler’s Contingency theory for me is how every situation or task is different.


A specific leadership tactic cannot be generalized for all potential situations because of many variables in a project.


This is true in many of my college endeavors especially as a Resident Advisor for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Housing and Residence Life department.