Researchers have proposed that the domain of leadership effectiveness may be composed of two distinct components---a perceptual component (others' ratings of a leader) and an objective component (the on-the-job performance of a leader). The relationship between leader characteristics (e.g., cognitive ability, personality, work-related experience) and effectiveness may depend upon the component of effectiveness being examined. Also, most studies have examined the relationship between effectiveness and objective cognitive ability (typically measured by paper-and-pencil tests). Researchers have theorized that perceptions of ability may be better predictors of leadership effectiveness than actual ability in some situations. Further researchers have hypothesized that the quality of a leader's past experiences may predict performance better than cognitive ability or personality. However, limited research has been conducted relevant to these propositions.CHAPTER 6 DISCUSSION Separate analyses were conducted to determine the relationship between leader characteristics and an overall measure of leader performance and leader characteristics and the Leadership Factor of performance.
|Title||:||The Relationship Between Work Experience and Leader Traits in the Prediction of Leadership Effectiveness|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|