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Six Traits of High

Performing
Leadership

Personality Traits of Leaders


What type of personality traits does it
take to lead?

Definitions

Trait Distinguishing personal characteristics

Personality a combination of traits that


classifies as individuals behavior

Six Key Traits of


Effective Leaders

Six Traits of Leaders

Drive

Desire to
Lead

Integrity

SelfConfidence

Intelligence

Job-relevant
Knowledge

Six Traits of Leaders


Leaders exhibit a high effort level. They have a relatively

Drive

high desire for achievement, have a lot of energy, show


initiative, and theyre persistent in their activities

Leaders have a strong desire to influence and lead others,

Desire to
Lead

they demonstrate the willingness to take responsibility

Six Traits of Leaders


Leaders build trusting relationship between themselves

Integrity

and followers by being truthful and by showing


consistency between word and deed

Followers look to leaders for an absence of self-doubt.

SelfConfidence

Leaders, therefore, need to show self-confidence in order


to convince followers of the rightness of goals and
decisions

Six Traits of Leaders


Leaders need to be intelligent enough to gather,

Intelligence

synthesize, and interpret large amounts of information;


and to be able create visions, solve problem, and make
correct decisions

Effective leaders have a high degree of knowledge about

Job-Relevant
Knowledge

the company, industry, and technical matters. In-depth


knowledge allows leaders to make well-informed decisions
and to understand the implications of those decisions.

Managerial Grid of Leaders


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Concern
for People

1.9. Country Club


Management

9.9. Team
Management

5.5. Middle of the Road


Management

9.1. Task Management

1.1. Impoverished
Management

1
1

Concern for Tasks


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Managerial Grid of Leaders


1.9. Country Club
Management

9.1. Task Management

The leaders focuses on being supportive and


considerate of employee to the exclusion of concern for
task efficiency

The leaders concentrates on task efficiency but shows


little concern for the development and morale of
employee

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Managerial Grid of Leaders


9.9. Team
Management

The leader facilitates task efficiency and high morale by


coordinating and integrating work-related activities

1.1. Impoverished
Management

The leaders exerts minimum of effort to accomplish the


work

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Effective Leader Traits


Dominance

Intelligence

Flexibility

High Energy

Stability

Locus of Control

Self Confidence

Integrity

Sensitivity to Others

Derailed Leadership Traits


Bullying Style
Viewed as being cold / arrogant
Betrayed personal trust
Self centered
Unable to delegate
Low performing organization

Conclusions
You dont 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