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Unformatted text preview: Trait Approach 21:56 Class definition of leadership: Leadership is the ability or process to influence people to accomplish a common goal. What is a trait? A physical characteristic An aspect of personality An aptitude Trait approach (overview) Early 20 th century “Great Man” theories 1948 Stogdill – “no consistent set of traits differentiated leader from nonleaders across of variety of situations” 1991 – Kirkpatrick and Locke – “claim that effective leaders are actually distinct types of people in several key respects” Stogdill (1948) Traits associated with how individuals became leaders in particular groups Intelligence Alertness Insight Responsibility Initiative Persistence Self confidence Sociability Mann (1959) Traits that define leaders from nonleaders Intelligence Masculinity Adjustment Dominance Extroversion Conservatism Stogdill part 2 (1974) Traits positively associated with leadership: Achievement Persistence Insight Initiative Self-confidence Responsibility...
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course 830 201 taught by Professor Leyton during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '08