Leader will typically have at least one type of power unaware of the power they

Leader will typically have at least one type of power

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Leader will typically have at least one type of power… unaware of the power they hold Consequences of Power Different types of power result in different outcomes Trait Approach to Leadership Historical understandings of the trait approach o One of the first systematic attempts to study leadership o Established in 1900s to help understand great people, including innate qualities and characteristics o Looked at “great men” o Goal was to differentiate between leaders and non-leaders Traits and situations o Stogdill’s research showed an average individual in a leadership role has trait differences from an average group member o Traits do not make the leader, traits must be relevant to the situation o Reinforced by Stogdill’s research, but with 10 traits instead of 8 o Mann emphasized personality traits could be used to discern leaders from non-leaders Traits and leadership o Lord, DeVader & Alliger (1986) conducted a meta-analysis review pre-existing research results around personality traits to differentiate leaders o Intelligence, masculinity, and dominance related to how individuals perceive leaders
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