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Predictors of leadership: The usual suspects and the suspect traits
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Sage Handbook of Leadership
Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications
Bryman A., Collinson D., Grint K., Jackson B., Uhl-Bien M.
In this chapter, I review literature on traits (i.e., individual differences) and their links to leader outcomes. I present an integrated model, the ascription-actuality trait theory, to explain two routes to leader outcomes that stem from traits: the route that objectively matters and the route that appears to matter but objectively may not. I discuss the history of trait research and provide criteria by which we should judge the validity of trait models. Finally, I review trait models that are the most predictive of leadership outcomes and identify those that are non-starters.
Traits, Personality, Intelligence, Biology, Social cognition
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