Personality Traits of Leaders: Personality Traits of Leaders What type of personality traits does it take to lead? Objectives: Objectives Define personality traits
Describe and understand the 'Big Five Model of Personality'
Review other common personality traits in leaders Definitions: Definitions Trait – Distinguishing personal characteristics
Personality – a combination of traits that classifies as individual’s behavior
The Big Model of Personality: The Big Model of Personality Surgency Adjustment Openness to Experience Conscientiousness Agreeableness Lussier, R. N. and Achua, C. F. (2001). Surgency: Surgency Leadership and extraversion traits.
Interesting in getting ahead
Leading through influencing
Individuals are outgoing
Likes to meet new people
Willing to confront others Agreeableness: Agreeableness Traits related to getting along with others.
Characteristics include warm, easygoing, compassionate, friendly, and sociable.
Individuals typically are sociable and have lots of friends.
Adjustable: Adjustable Traits related to emotional stability.
The fine line between stable and unstable.
Stable is being calm, good under pressure, relaxed, and secure
Unstable is nervous, poor under pressure, insecure Conscientiousness: Conscientiousness Includes traits related to achievement.
Traits include high credibility, conformity, and organization.
Individuals typically work hard and put in extra time and effort to meet goals. Openness to Experience: Openness to Experience Trait related to being willing to change and try new things.
Individuals typically are willing to take calculated risks. Conclusions of the Big 5: Conclusions of the Big 5 Many organizations use the 'Big Five Model of Personality.'
It has universal application.
Leaders need to know their personality type.
Best predictor of job performance is conscientiousness dimension.
Effective Leader Traits: Effective Leader Traits Dominance
Sensitivity to Others Intelligence
Locus of Control
Integrity Derailed Leadership Traits: Derailed Leadership Traits Bullying Style
Viewed as being cold / arrogant
Betrayed personal trust
Unable to delegate
Low performing organization Conclusions: Conclusions You don’t have to have all these traits
You need to know your own self
Know your strengths / weaknesses
Work on the weak points to get better