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Lecture 2

01:713:202 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Impression Management, Assertiveness, Problem Solving


Department
Organizational Leadership
Course Code
01:713:202
Professor
Dr.Michelle Jefferson
Lecture
2

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Lecture 2 - Chapter 2 - Trait Approach
What is a trait?
A physical characteristic
An aspect of personality
An aptitude
A. Trait Approach (overview)
Early 20th century
“Great Man” theories
In order to be a great leader, you had to be a great man
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) - Leaders defined after WWII
Traits associated with how individuals became leaders in particular groups:
Intelligence
Alertness
Insight
Responsibility
Initiative
Persistence
Self-confidence
Sociability
Mann (1959) - Leaders defined during a conservative time
Traits that define leaders from nonleaders
Intelligence
Masculinity
Adjustment
Dominance
Extroversion
Conservatism
Stogdill Part 2 (1974) - Hippie movement
Traits associated with leadership:
Achievement
Persistence
Insight
Initiative
Self-confidence
Responsibility
Cooperativeness
Tolerance
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