Mgt 320

  1. Great Man Theory Basic Premise:
    • Leaders and followers are different
    • ---Looked for personality differences
  2. Great Man Theory Research Findings
    • -Leaders are not qualitatively different
    • -Some characteristics moderately related to leadership success
    • -"right stuff" no guarantee, but helped
    • -Turned focus to behavior differences
  3. Personality is
    • Underlying, unseen structures and processes taht explain why individuals behave they way they do
    • other terms used
    • -individual differences
    • -personality traits
    • -dispositions
  4. Traits are
    Recurring trends in our behavior, cues for determining personality
  5. Surgency(extraversion)
    One's interactions with and influence on others

    • Traits
    • Dominance- drive control likes to influence others ambition
    • Sociability-Outgoing; likes to interact with others; talkative
  6. Adjustment (neuroticism)
    • Deals with how people react to stress, failurem criticism
    • Traits
    • positive traits-calm, confidence, patience, pleased, delighted
    • negative traits- anxiousness, depression, anger, embarrassment, worry, insecurity
  7. agreeableness
    • one's likeability
    • deals with how cooperative and friendly people are, social conformity, compliance

    Traits-courteousness, flexibility, forgiving, good-natured, soft-hearted, tolerant
  8. Dependability (conscientiousness)
    • one's will to achieve
    • deals with persistence at assigned work and reliability
    • Traits
    • achievement orientation-going above and beyond
    • conformity-not breaking rules
    • organization-detail oriented
    • credibility-promise keeper
  9. intellectance
    • ones reactions to new experiences
    • deals with one's willingness to try new things
    • Traits
    • imaginative, curiosm broad-minded, risk-taker
  10. Myers Briggs
    Personality Inventory
    • Extronversion/Introversion Where people get their energy
    • Sensing/Intuition How people collect information
    • Thinking/Feeling decision making and analytical styles
    • Judging/Perceiving what info you need to make decisions
  11. Intelligence is
    • a person's all-round effectiveness in activities directed by thought(cognitive ability)
    • 1. relatively difficult to change
    • 2. can be modified through education and experiences
    • 3. does not impact behaviors equally across situations
  12. g
    • unitary mental ability; general ability to solve complex mental problems
    • 1. looks at one's abilities
    • 2. most popular and most common
    • 3. most empirical support
    • 4. lots of tests available to evaluate
    • 5. most tests are fairly valud; predict job performance
  13. Triarchi theory of intelligence:
    how information is combined and synthesized to solve problems; what you do rather than ability
  14. Triarchi theory of intelligence-Analytic
    learning how to do things; planning what to do; actually doing
  15. Triarchi theory of intelligence-practical
    street smarts use part learning to adapt to situations
  16. Triarchi theory of intelligence- creative
    routinizing performance vs being creative when faced with new task
  17. divergent
    many possible answers
  18. convergent
    one best answer
  19. creativity
    divergent thinking fresh observations
  20. synthetic ability
    ability to recognize novel patterns
  21. thinking styles
    preferred way of using your abilities
  22. personality factors
    intellectance and surgency
  23. intrinisic motivation
    needs to be challenged
  24. environmental factors
    situational effects
  25. creeping elegance
    • -when leaders do not have a clear vision of what a final project should look like
    • -creativity without direction
  26. Emotional-Self awareness
    recognize and understand your moods and their effect on others
  27. Emotional-self regulation
    controlling and redirecting your disruptive moods
  28. Emotional- motivation
    passion for what you do
  29. Emotional-empathy
    recognize and understand emotional makeup of others
  30. emotional-social skill
    proficiency in managing relationships and building networks
Card Set
Mgt 320
Chpt 7a