Management and Organizational Studies 2181A/B Lecture Notes - Trait Theory, Job Performance, Amit Chakma
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Moving from managing to coaching: Leaders need to build trust to improve employee
performance. Encouragement and building a relationship with direct reports increases
Implication: Trust in the workplace… (add this)
Leadership: The influence that particular individuals exert on the goals and achievement
of others in an organization context.
•Being true to oneself
•This person know and act upon their true values, beliefs and strengths
•They help others do the same
When it comes to leadership development theory development: trait theory presents the
best predictor of success. False.
What makes a great leader?
oStrength to believe in themselves when others doubt.
oCharacter to look at something as a solvable challenge not an impossible
oThe will to keep going in the face of adversity.
oThe drive to not give up easily.
oThe selflessness to give themselves for what they believe and the will to teach
others the vision of something great, of what could be.
•Unknown rebel in Tiananmen Square
•Aaron Ralston (127 Hours)
•Martin Luther King
•Candy Lightner (MADD)
Can traits alone predict leadership success? No.
Dr. Amit Chakma
•Three groups of characteristics that define a true leader:
*See uwo website on Feb. 3rd, 2011.
•“You cannot lead people if you don’t like them.”
•Character is the most important quality in a leader.
oHonesty, you can’t compromise on honesty