Business Leadership Theories Taxonomy Table

Table 1
Leadership theory taxonomy

Theory           Year Introduced        Theorist/Author                    Key Components

Servant Leadership


Robert Greenleaf

Leaders should be attentive,       empathetic, and nurturing; putting and empowering followers first allows followers to achieve more (Greenleaf, 2012).

Greenleaf, R. K. (2012). Servant leadership: A journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatness (25th Anniversary ed.). Paulist Press.