Abstracts: October 2nd, 2000

Mumford M D, Zaccaro S J, Johnson J F, Diana M, Threlfall K VLeadership Quarterly, (USA), Spring 2000 Vol 11 No 1

Start page: 115. No of pages: 19

Adopts a person-centred approach to develop understanding of both leader development and person type, to improve matching to organizational and job requirements. Examines leader types to ascertain if type is specific to: – hierarchical level, the accuracy of fit element, homogeneity or diversity models of leaders and the performance of different types at different hierarchical levels. Uses previously acquired US Army data relating to officers of both junior and senior rank to carry out the examination. Bases character factors on Jackson Personality Research form and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator criteria, and classifies types into seven groups, e.g. concrete achievers, struggling misfits. Finds that three types from the seven types identified at entry grade do not generally achieve senior rank, supports this finding by showing that these types also under-performed in measurable achievement criteria. Indicates that motivated communicators and thoughtful innovators pre-dominated in senior ranks and in skill acquisition throughout their careers.


Style: Theoretical with worked example

ISSN: 1048-9843. Reference: 29AN937

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