Leadership FAQs:


Q: Is leadership both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to "lead" or guide other individuals?

A: Yes, and teams, or entire organizations.

Q: Was leadership one of the dimensions that he identified?

A: Yes.

Q: Is leadership certainly a form of power, it is not demarcated by power over people – rather, it is a power with people that exists as a reciprocal relationship between a leader and his/her followers?

A: Yes, Despite popular belief, the use of manipulation, coercion, and domination to influence others is not a requirement for leadership.

Q: Was leadership no longer characterized as an enduring individual trait?

A: Yes, as situational approaches posited that individuals can be effective in certain situations, but not others.

Q: Is leadership talking about the future and includes the fundamental concerns of the relevant parties?

A: Yes.

Q: Is leadership determined by distinctive dispositional characteristics present at birth?

A: Yes, However, according to Forsyth there is evidence to show that leadership also develops through hard work and careful observation.

Q: Is leadership a process that occurs within an individual?

A: Yes, and rather than an external act.

Q: Is leadership a style in which the leader is focused on the tasks that need to be performed in order to meet a certain production goal?

A: Yes.

Q: Is leadership a matter of intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, courage, and discipline ..?

A: Yes, Reliance on intelligence alone results in rebelliousness.

Q: Is leadership much more complex and cannot be boiled down to a few key traits of an individual?

A: Yes.

Q: Is leadership an attempt to integrate the strengths of the older theories while addressing their limitations?

A: Yes, and largely by introducing a new element – the need for leaders to develop their leadership presence, attitude toward others and behavioral flexibility by practicing psychological mastery.

Q: Was leadership developed by Robert House and was based on the expectancy theory of Victor Vroom?

A: Yes.

Q: Is leadership rooted in the characteristics that certain individuals possess?

A: Yes.

Q: Is leadership rooted in characteristics of a leader?

A: Yes.

Q: Is leadership important, and research supports the notion that leaders do contribute to key organizational outcomes?

A: Yes, To facilitate successful performance it is important to understand and accurately measure leadership performance.

Q: Is leadership a contrasting style in which the leader is more focused on the relationships amongst the group and is generally more concerned with the overall well-being and satisfaction of group members?

A: Yes.

Q: Was leadership inherited?

A: Yes.