chapter  3
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In this chapter, we take a look at some of the different theories that informed our understanding of leadership in the past and that continue to be influential because they have helped to shape current thinking. We also consider how these ideas might help managers and leaders in health and social care working in the complex interprofessional and interagency context. We conclude by inviting you to think about your personal preferred style and the extent to which you can vary it to meet the needs of different situations.