Management and Organizational Studies 2181A/B Lecture Notes - Trait Theory, Job Performance, Amit Chakma

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Published on 16 Nov 2011
Western University
Management and Organizational Studies
Management and Organizational Studies 2181A/B
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OB In The News
Moving from managing to coaching: Leaders need to build trust to improve employee
performance. Encouragement and building a relationship with direct reports increases
job performance.
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.
Authentic leadership:
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.
Digby’s leaders:
Nellie McClung
Lance Armstrong
Wu Yi
Nelson Mandella
Rosa Parks
Unknown rebel in Tiananmen Square
Aaron Ralston (127 Hours)
Mother Teresa
Craig Kielburger
Mahatma Ghandi
Martin Luther King
Candy Lightner (MADD)
Her parents
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