JLBC: LEADERSHIP TRAITS & STYLES


JLBC: LEADERSHIP TRAITS & STYLES

JLBC Cadets' modern theorists consider leadership a complex interaction between traits, behaviors, and situational characteristics.

Still, leadership traits do comprise an essential piece of the leadership equation. JLBC Cadets' trait approach within leadership began with an emphasis on pointing out the qualities of great people. Still, it has shifted back to focusing on the critical role of traits in effective leadership.

Significant Leadership Traits: As mentioned above, effective leadership often relies upon certain traits the leader holds. Overall, individuals within leadership roles tend to differ from group members in several important ways. Influential leaders tend to be:

More sociable

Aggressive

Original (creative)

Popular

Humorous

Intelligent

Alert

Insightful

Responsible

Able to take initiative

and be Persistent

Self-confident

These leadership traits are essential, but it should be noted that individuals only become leaders if they possess specific characteristics. More accurately, the qualities a leader needs to be relevant to the situation in which the leader is performing. So, leadership effectiveness is based upon the working relationship between the leader and other group members—or the appropriateness of the fit between the leader and followers.

Individual Differences Framework (IDF) - Leadership can be defined relatively straightforwardly as influencing people toward a shared goal.

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