Leaders in Organisations - Personality

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  • Created on: 22-01-19 18:36
Trait Theory
Effective leaders possess distinguishing traits that set them apart from others >> disproved by Stodgill (1948) BUT Big 5 proven to be predict effectiveness/emergence by Judge et al (2002) meta analysis
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Big 5 Traits
Extroversion, Emotional Stability, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Openness to Experience
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What is the only Big 5 trait to NOT correlate with emergence/effectiveness (Judge et al, 2002)
Agreeableness
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What is the "Leadership Paradox" of Bright/Dark Traits (Judge & Long, 2013)?
"Bright" traits (i.e. Big 5) are good in some situations but bad in others, same for "Dark" traits
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What are the "Dark Traits"?
Narcissism, Histrionics, Dominance, Machiavellianism
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What are some downsides of Bright Traits?
Extroversion = arrogance/impulsiveness, Emotional Stability = change averse (pro calm)/ambivalent to crisis, Agreeableness = conflict averse/unambitious,
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What are some upsides to Dark Traits?
Narcissism = Charisma/likely to emerge, Histrionics = Charisma/Innovation, Dominance = decisiveness/motivation to lead, Machiavellianism = political astuteness/motivated to lead
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