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Relationship Between Readiness  for the Leadership Role and a  Leader’s Traits, Motives, and  Characteristics Thomas N. Meriwether,  Ph.D. Department of Psychology &  Philosophy Virginia Military Institute
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Agenda Background Purpose Methodology Results Post-Hoc Analysis Conclusions Recommendations 2
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Background VMI cadets prepare for a  leadership role in industry,  government, military, and  life. Starting this year, cadets  are required to complete a  course in organizational  leadership. A key component of the  leadership course is  personal awareness  through self-assessment of  leadership traits, motives,  and characteristics. 3
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Purpose This study examines  the relationship  between readiness  for the leadership  role  and several  leadership traits,  motives, and  characteristics. 4 Traits Characterist ics Motives Self Readiness for  the  Leadership  Role
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Subjects Participants (N = 39) VMI cadets (Class of  2010) currently enrolled  in an organizational  leadership class (spring  semester, 2008). Each completed 12 self- assessment  questionnaires which  provided scores on 23  variables. 5
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Surveys 6 LEADERSHIP ROLE Are you ready for  the leadership role?   (Dubrin, 2007) “BIG FIVE” TRAITS What’s my basic  personality?  (Robbins, 2007) CORE SELF- EVALUTION Rosenberg self- esteem scale (internet) Locus of control  scale  (Whetten & Cameron, 2007) Attribution style  questionnaire  (Seligman, 2006) Personal resiliency  (Dubrin, 2007) Assertiveness scale  (Dubrin, 2007) MOTIVES Motivation to lead  (Pierce & Newstrom, 2006) Social motives in the  work setting  (Manning & Curtis, 2007) BASE OF  INFLUENCE Personal power  profile  (Pierce & Newstrom, 2007) COGNITION Emotional  intelligence  (Whetten & Cameron, 2007) Dependent Variable
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Dependent Variable Readiness for  the Leadership  Role: Definition : Expected  set of activities or  behaviors stemming  from a leader’s job.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor Buller during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Military Institute.

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