Approaches to Leadership
Comparison of Traits, Skills, and Behavioral Approaches
Traits, Skills, and Behavioral Approach Comparison
Trait Theory in Relation to Skills and Behavioral Approaches
Goldberg's (as cited by Northouse, P., 2016) Big Five Personality Factors in Trait Theory
Big Five Personality Traits video
The Big 5
This theory proposes that leaders are born with innate gifts and talents that enable them to be great leaders. These gifts and talents cannot be developed or taught (Northouse, P., 2016)
This approach proposes that leaders can be made through the development, training and experiences that they have (Northouse, P., 2016)
This approach "focuses on what leaders do and how they act" (Northouse,P. , 2016). It is relational form of leadership with the followers.
Trait Theory and Skills Approach
Behavioral Approach to Leadership as it Compares to Trait Theory and Skills Approach
What Kind of Leader Are You?
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