The behavioral theory emphasizes the behavior of the leader. It focuses exclusively on what leaders do and how they act. It is a very leader centered theory) There are two general kinds of behaviors: task behaviors and relationship behaviors. Task behaviors facilitate goal accomplishment. Relationship behaviors help subordinates feel comfortable with themselves, each other, and the situation. It helped develop into the psychodynamic theory because it is a heuristic approach- leaders can learn a lot about themselves and how they come across to others.

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