chapter  10
40 Pages

Personality and Leadership

WithWilliam D. Spangler, Robert J. House

For millennia, historians, social critics and philosophers have inquired into the personality and motivation of great and not-so-great leaders. The systematic social-scientific study of leadership and personality goes back at least seventy-five years. Stogdill (1974) estimated 3000 empirical studies had been conducted. Since then, thousands more have undoubtedly appeared.