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Unformatted text preview: o Some do: extraversion, conscientiousness, positive self concept, drive, integrity, need for socialized power, job related knowledge, intelligence, emotional intelligence) o 5 key characteristics of best leaders: Genuine Comfortable w/ uncertainty Focused on the human side Committed to growth Obsessed w/ execution o The problem w/ traits: Identifying/ changing traits is hard We don’t know the relative importance of various traits Traits relate to potential and not performance Approach doesn’t separate cause from effect Ignores situational factors Ignores what leaders actually do...
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- Fall '10
- Management, Situational leadership theory, problem w/ traits