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6 Leadership Theories: The Traits of Different Leadership Styles

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 25, 2022 • 3 min read

Successful leaders come in all different varieties, and leadership researchers have set out to discern why that is. They ask questions about whether leaders are born that way or evolve by practicing skills; about the leadership styles that people prefer best; and so on, to arrive at useful and holistic leadership theories.