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There are too many ideas and concepts about leadership, but which ones are redundant?

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Keywords: Leadership, leadership behaviours, construct redundancy

Are you confused by the sheer number and variety of different leadership styles, traits, behaviours and other constructs that proliferate in the leadership literature? You are not alone!

Over the years there has been an explosion in academic research and other writing around leadership to the extent that there is a continual creation of new constructs in this area that have resulted in considerable confusion and overlap.

As an example of this explosion in research, in 1960 there were 2995 research papers published about leadership. In 2017 (the last complete year) there were 114,422 peer-reviewed papers published about leadership. In 2017 there were 31,339 papers published about leadership styles, up from 499 in 1960.

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