- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Introduction: Leadership in Five Parts
- The Attributes of Successful Leaders: A Performance Requirements Approach
- Personality and Leadership
- The WICS Model of Leadership
- What Makes Great Business Leaders?
- Training and Developing Leaders: Theory and Research
- Commentary: A Way Ahead
- Leadership and Followership from a Social Cognition Perspective: A Dual Process Account
- Inclusive Leadership and Idiosyncrasy Credit in Leader-Follower Relations1
- Leading Teams: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives
- Overview of Future Research Directions for Team Leadership
- Organizational Leadership and Complexity Mechanisms
- A Five-Dimensional Integrated Framework of Strategic Leadership: Application to the Emerging Markets and Implications for the Industrial Markets
- Cross-Cultural Leadership
- Genes, Memes, and the Evolution of Human Leadership
- Commentary: When It Comes to Leadership, Context Matters
- Leadership in the Profession of Arms
- Leadership in Higher Education
- Presidential Leadership: Performance Criteria and Their Predictors
- Leadership in Context and Context in Leadership Studies
- The “Missing Link” in Managerial Network Dynamics
- Charismatic Leadership
- From Transactional and Transformational Leadership to Authentic Leadership
- Leadership, the Old, the New, and the Timeless: A Commentary
- Leader Effectiveness: Who Really is the Leader?
- Destructive Leadership
- The Elusive Science of Leadership
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter explores the attributes of successful leaders from the perspective of a performance requirements approach, providing a broad overview of determined factors within the context of performance requirements of successful leaders. It describes three broad domains of leadership requirements: cognitive, social, and motivational. The survey of leader performance requirements summarizes the conceptual basis for an array of attributes, arranged in discrete sets, which are likely to differentiate successful from unsuccessful leaders. There has also been a recent increase in the number of multivariate studies of leadership that do draw from these different sets of prescribed leader attributes. It is noted that cognitive, social, self-motivational, and other sets of leader individual differences are linked with leadership outcomes. The research domain on the attributes of successful leaders can provide some rich insights to both leader researchers and practitioners.
Stephen J. Zaccaro, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Kate LaPort, Selection and Assignment Research Unit, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI), Fort Belvoir, VA
Irwin José, Selection and Assignment Research Unit, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI), Fort Belvoir, VA
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