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ThomasJ-Assign Wk. 6 - Jan Thomas MGT 4472 Lucas Week 6...

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Jan Thomas MGT 4472 Lucas Week 6 Assignment November 15, 2010 Chapter 12 Write a one page essay defining leadership Researchers have decided that there are characteristics that best describe leadership. The first one is to become a type of role model over the members in your group. You want everyone to look up to you and to copy what you do. The other characteristics are to help your group or organization achieve any of the goals that are trying to be met. When looking at these two characteristics and putting them together you get the definition of leadership. Leadership is “the exercise of influence by one member of a group or organization over other members to help the group or organization achieve its goals.” Pg 391 of our text book. There are two approaches that leaders can take in leadership. They are the trait approach and the behavior approach. In the trait approach there are several traits that one needs to have in order to become a sufficient leader. These traits include intelligence, task relevant knowledge,
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