Leadership is one of the most important topics in organizational theory and management. Generally, leadership is the ability to positively influence people and systems to have meaningful impact and achieve result. Numerous emerging theories, leadership styles and models have been developed to provide explanations on the leadership phenomenon and to help leaders influence their followers towards achieving organizational goals. Those include, (1) Attributional theory, (2) Transactional theory, (3) Transformational theory, (4) Substitutes for leadership theory, and (5) Emotional intelligence theory. Explain in detail these five theories and provide illustrative example(s) to support your answers.

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