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Leadership Theory Ch. 2: Trait Approach
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Conducted a major survey of research on the trait approach:
Mann et al.
Which of the following traits are not among the five major leadership traits identified in the text?
Research related to the trait approach has
Been around for over 100 years.
Zaccaro describes social intelligence as
Having the ability to respond to the social environment
Who described emotional intelligence as a set of personal and social competencies?
Emotional intelligence includes our ability to
Perceive and express emotions
Surgency in the Big Five Personality Model is defined as
Sociable, assertive, high energy
Which is not a Big Five Personality Factor?
The trait approach
Is still a focus of contemporary leadership research
A major strength of the trait approach is
The volume of research completed on trait identification
The trait approach can be applied to which levels of management
The trait approach is not
Useful for training programs
If an individual displays most of the major traits described in the text, they
May become leaders in their workplace
Research over the past 100 years on leadership traits
Has identified many lists of leadership traits
The trait approach is criticized for its failure to take __________ into consideration.
A leader who is informed, creative and insightful is using
Which researcher(s) suggested that certain traits could be used to identify leaders from non-leaders in small groups?
______________ is defined as having the capacities of social awareness, self-monitoring, and the ability to choose the best response given the contingencies of a particular situation.
Emotional intelligence can be viewed as a set of mental abilities that help us perceive and understand emotion.
Over the 60-year span of modern research on leadership traits, the following can be said about the findings:
In early studies, perceived leadership traits were related to gender.
Which of the following is NOT one of the Big Five Personality Factors that contribute to human personality?
The trait approach contends that the leader's personality is central to the leadership process.
Which of the following is NOT one of the five major leadership traits that appear across studies?
A strength of the trait approach is that it is been researched extensively.
The tendency to be informed, creative, insightful, and curious is called intelligence.
Stogdill's first survey (1948) found that an individual becomes a leader because he or she possesses certain traits.
A criticism of the trait approach is
it is highly subjective in determining the most important leadership traits.
The motivation to attain social power is a component of charismatic leadership.
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