In an article Norburn (1986) tries to categorize directors of Britain’s largest companies and to find a connection with the economic performance of the industries their companies operate in:
- GOGO’s – industries in growth,
- YOYO’s – industries in turbulence, or
- DODO’s – industries in decline.
In other words, he tries to find which managerial characteristics are of great importance to a company in a different stage of its development, arguing that executive’s traits are of great importance to a firm’s performance (Norburn, 1986).
In general, 3 major aspects are connected to the topic of leadership according to behavior research:
TRAITS: What qualifies a “natural leader”: strong responsibility, risk-taking, originality, drive, self-confidence, ability to absorb stress, patience, and capacity to structure social interaction systems (Stogdill, 1974); need for advancement, creativity, and primacy of the workplace (Bray, Campbell and Grant, 1974); need for achievement and power (...) Read more? Sign up for free