FINAL MGMT 300 - FINAL MANAGEMENT 300 CHAPTER 15 The Nature...

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FINAL – MANAGEMENT 300 CHAPTER 15 The Nature of Leadership - A team, military unit, or volunteer organization is only as good as its leader - Among all the ideas and writings about leadership, three aspects stand out – people, influence, and goals. - Leadership occurs among people, involves the use of influence, and is used to attain goals. - Influence means that the relationship among people is not passive. - Leadership is defined as the ability to influence people toward the attainment of goals. - Leadership is reciprocal, occurring among people. Leadership Traits - Traits are the distinguishing personal characteristics of a leader, such as intelligence, values, self-confidence, and appearance. - Early research found only a weak relationship between person traits and leader success. - The appropriateness of a trait or set of traits depends on the leadership situation. The same traits do not apply to every organization or situation. -
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