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Personality Traits of Leaders Building Connections: Community Leadership Program. What personality traits does it take to lead?. Improving Lives. Improving Texas. Objectives. Define personality traits Describe and understand the “Big Five Model of Personality”

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Personality Traits of Leaders

Building Connections:

Community Leadership Program

What personality traits does it take to lead?

Improving Lives. Improving Texas.

objectives
Objectives
  • Define personality traits
  • Describe and understand the “Big Five Model of Personality”
  • Review other common personality traits in leaders
definitions
Definitions
  • Traits – Distinguishing personal characteristics
  • Personality – a combination of traits that classifies an individual’s behavior
the big 5 model of personality
The Big 5 Model of Personality

Surgency

Adjustment

Agreeableness

Openness to Experience

Conscientiousness

Lussier and Achua (2001)

surgency
Surgency
  • Leadership and extraversion traits
    • Interested in getting ahead
    • Leads through influencing
    • Outgoing
    • Likes to meet new people
    • Willing to confront others
agreeableness
Agreeableness
  • Traits related to getting along with others
    • Warm, easygoing, compassionate, friendly and sociable
    • Has lots of friends
adjustable
Adjustable
  • Traits related to emotional stability
    • The fine line between stable and unstable.
    • Stable is being calm, good under pressure, relaxed and secure
    • Unstable is being nervous, poor under pressure, insecure
conscientiousness
Conscientiousness
  • Traits related to achievement
    • High credibility, conformity and organization
    • Work hard and put in extra time and effort to meet goals
openness to experience
Openness to Experience
  • Traits related to willingness to change and try new things
    • Willing to take calculated risks
conclusions of the big 5
Conclusions of the Big 5
  • Many organizations use the “Big Five Model of Personality.”
  • It has universal application.
  • Leaders need to know their personality type.
  • Best predictor of job performance is conscientiousness dimension.
effective leader traits
Effective Leader Traits

Sensitivity to Others

Dominance

Intelligence

Stability

Integrity

Flexibility

Locus of Control

High Energy

Self-Confidence

derailed leadership traits
Derailed Leadership Traits
  • Bullying Style
  • Viewed as being cold / arrogant
  • Betrayed personal trust
  • Self centered
  • Unable to delegate
  • Low performing organization
conclusions
Conclusions
  • You don’t to have all these traits
  • You need to know your own self
  • Know your strengths / weaknesses
  • Work on the weak points to get better