Personality Factors and Leadership
There is a growing consensus concerning which specific factors make up personality. Based on reliable research (Goldberg, 1990; McCrae & Costa, 1987; Judge, Bono, Ilies & Gerhardt, 2002), the “Big Five” personality factors, and how they positively and negatively link with leadership and leadership effectiveness, are detailed in the table below:
Adapted from Ackerman, C. (2017). The big five personality traits & the 5-factor model explained. Positive Psychology Program. Retrieved from https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/big-five-personality-theory/
For this discussion question, talk about a leader you know well or one that you are familiar with from your studies. Where does this leader “stack up” with the table above? How many of the big five does he or she exhibit?