LEADERSHIP TRAITS & SKILLS

APAMSA Leadership Development Module

Leadership Traits & Skills
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Leader Skills
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adaptable ambitious assertive cooperative decisive dependable
persistent responsible self-confident stress tolerant

intelligent knowledgeable conceptually skilled creative diplomatic tactful
fluent in speaking organized persuasive sociable

Source: R.M. Stodill, Handbook of Leadership: A Survey of the Literature (New York: Free Press, 1974)

Leadership Development Leadership Challenge (2) † Leadership  Review Traits & Skills the effective leadership traits & skills discussed separately in this module the 2 trait(s) and 2 skill(s) viewed as your strengths the 2 trait(s) and 2 skill(s) viewed as your weaknesses  Identify  Identify .

Yukl. p.Leadership Traits & Skills Effective Leadership Traits † High energy level & stress tolerance † Self-confidence † Internal locus of control † Emotional stability & maturity † Personal integrity † Socialized power motivation † Moderately high achievement orientation † Moderately low need for affiliation Source: G. 2006. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. 189-210) .

189-210) . and difficult situations and calm under stress. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. confident and decisive Strength Weakness  Composed Source: G. 2006. Yukl. unrelenting pressure.Leadership Traits & Skills Effective Leadership Traits † High Energy Level & Stress Tolerance  Ability to cope with a hectic schedule. p. problem-focused.

Leadership Traits & Skills Effective Leadership Traits † Self-Confidence  Ability to influence others. p. action-oriented. Yukl. and decisive in a crisis difficult tasks. take initiative and be persistent. 189-210) . Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. 2006. sets challenging goals and high expectations Strength Weakness  Attempts Source: G. optimistic.

2006. believes events are determined by our actions and not by chance Strength Weakness  Future-oriented.Leadership Traits & Skills Effective Leadership Traits † Internal  Ability Locus of Control to take responsibility for own actions and learn from own mistakes proactive. p. 189-210) . Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. Yukl. Source: G.

189-210) . Yukl. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. keeps high moral standards Strength Weakness  Aware Source: G. 2006. take criticism constructively of own strengths/weaknesses. p. focused on selfimprovement. control own emotions.Leadership Traits & Skills Effective Leadership Traits † Emotional  Ability Stability & Maturity to care about other people.

ethical. p. 189-210) . 2006.Leadership Traits & Skills Effective Leadership Traits † Personal  Ability Integrity to be consistently honest. and loyal to followers promises and confidential information. trustworthy. sets an example with own behavior Strength Weakness  Keeps Source: G. Yukl. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.

coach. 189-210) . p. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. and exercise power for the benefit of others used to build up the organization and create team pride Strength Weakness  Power Source: G.Leadership Traits & Skills Effective Leadership Traits † Socialized  Ability Power Motivation to participate. Yukl. 2006.

and take specific action plans to excel and succeed. perform efficiently.Leadership Traits & Skills Effective Leadership Traits † Moderately  Ability High Achievement Orientation to set challenging but realistic goals. Yukl. solves problems. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. p. organize tasks. task-oriented. emphasizes performance Strength Weakness  Desires Source: G. 2006. 189-210) .

189-210) . addresses genuine differences vs. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. avoiding confrontation Strength Weakness  Work-focused. Source: G.Leadership Traits & Skills Effective Leadership Traits † Moderately  Ability Low Need For Affiliation to make unpopular decisions. rewards for effective performance and not for approval avoids favoritism. Yukl. p. 2006.

189-210) . 2006. p. Yukl. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.Leadership Traits & Skills Effective Leadership Skills † Technical skills † Interpersonal skills † Conceptual skills † Emotional intelligence † Social intelligence † Systems thinking † Ability to learn Source: G.

189-210) . 2006. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. Yukl. p. rapid learning of technical material Strength Weakness   Source: G. techniques.Leadership Skills Effective Leadership Skills † Technical  Skills Knowledgeable about methods. processes. orientation to details. and equipment Knowledgeable about the organization and its products or services Requires good memory.

concept formation. foresight. and ability to find meaning in the face of ambiguity analytical ability. p. intuition. 189-210) . logical thinking. 2006. Yukl. inductive and deductive reasoning Strength Weakness  Requires Source: G. creativity. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.Leadership Skills Effective Leadership Skills † Conceptual  Good Skills judgment.

2006. social insight. tact and diplomacy Strength Weakness   Source: G. Yukl. feelings. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. p. attitudes. and motives of others Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively Requires empathy. charm.Leadership Skills Effective Leadership Skills † Interpersonal Skills  Knowledgeable about human behavior. 189-210) .

Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. 189-210) . self-awareness. 2006. p. Yukl.Leadership Skills Effective Leadership Skills † Emotional  Attuned Intelligence to own feelings and feelings of others  Emotions cognitively managed and used to facilitate reasoning emotional maturity. selfregulation Strength Weakness  Requires Source: G.

189-210) . 2006. Yukl. p. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.Leadership Skills Effective Leadership Skills † Social  Intelligence Ability to identify social requirements for a particular situation and select an appropriate response Knowledgeable about organizational culture and power relationships Requires social perceptiveness and behavioral flexibility   Strength Weakness Source: G.

p. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. 189-210) . Yukl. 2006.Leadership Skills Effective Leadership Skills † Systems  Thinking Understands that a change in one part of the organization will affect other parts as well Appropriate reaction to anticipated consequences can counteract these effects Requires awareness of how different parts of the organization are interrelated Strength Weakness   Source: G.

2006. and routine feedback about strengths & weaknesses Strength Weakness  Source: G. Leadership In Organizations (New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. p. open-mindedness. change assumptions and beliefs. curiosity. 189-210) .Leadership Skills Effective Leadership Skills † Ability   To Learn Ability to learn from experience and adapt to change Flexible enough to learn from mistakes. and refine their mental models Requires self-awareness. Yukl.

Leadership Development Summary † Leadership  Certain Traits & Skills traits & skills are positively related to effective leadership your strengths and weaknesses to better manage your leadership role to build upon your strengths and correct or compensate for your weaknesses  Identify  Aim .

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