Trait Theory Of Leadership Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Moreover it also helps meet the psychological need that organisations and society have to see its leaders as gifted people guiding organisations through the …show more content…
If organisations accept Traits as the primary determinant they risk falling foul of some of the perils highlighted above, however they do need a system identify those with the potential to develop into future leaders.

For more senior executives and leaders, it is self evident that selection on the basis of personality or traits alone is unlikely to be successful and indeed may be unadvisable. A track record and history of delivery in challenging roles, as well as a portfolio of experiences complimentary to the planned future roles are likely to be far stronger determinants of future leadership success than personality traits. Selection for roles at this level however must also take account the context the organisation is in and the needs the leader is to fulfil as well as organisational culture and how potential future leaders will fit in with that
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