Personality Traits of Leaders and Competing Values

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Personality Traits of Leaders and Competing Values
Paula Kokare, Project Manager, Switzerland, Premium Member
By applying the Competing Values Framework, Belasen and Frank (2008) in their research claim that successful leaders need to balance their activities along 2 main areas, each with 2 dimensions:
  • Internal affairs (e.g., HR topics, internal systems), versus
  • External affairs (e.g., achievement of performance goals, sustaining competitiveness)
  • Retaining control, versus
  • Enabling sufficient flexibility to encourage change
For example, unbalanced focus on internal processes which comes at the expense of performance goal achievement will have a detrimental impact on the long term survival of the company.
Further, the research presents certain leadership roles and important personality traits that will be displayed by the behavior of effective leaders:
  • LEADERSHIP ROLES: while balancing the four factors mentioned above, leaders should apply the eight roles of the Competing Values Leaders...Sign up


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