Leadership traits

Leadership traits - Leadershiptraits

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Leadership traits Theories abound to explain what makes an effective leader. The oldest theories attempt to identify  the common traits or skills that make an effective leader. Contemporary theorists and theories  concentrate on actions of leaders rather than characteristics. A number of traits that appear regularly in leaders include ambition, energy, the desire to lead, self- confidence, and intelligence. Although certain traits are helpful, these attributes provide no  guarantees that a person possessing them is an effective leader. Underlying the trait approach is the  assumption that some people are natural leaders and are endowed with certain traits not possessed  by other individuals. This research compared successful and unsuccessful leaders to see how they  differed in physical characteristics, personality, and ability. A recent published analysis of leadership traits (S.A. Kirkpatrick and E.A. Locke, 
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