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ERIC Number: ED016880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 27
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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT (IN INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY BY B. VONHALLER GILMER AND OTHERS. NEW YORK, MCGRAW-HILL, 1966/ 228-253).
HILTON, THOMAS L.
THIS CHAPTER FROM A LARGER WORK ON INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY DISCUSSES LEADERSHIP STEREOTYPES AND CONCEPTIONS, EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE OF ACTUAL LEADERSHIP FUNCTIONS, THE SELECTION OF POTENTIAL EXECUTIVES, AND METHODS OF EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT. THE MAJOR PROBLEM OF LEADERSHIP IS TO CREATE SITUATIONS IN WHICH FOLLOWERS WILLINGLY ACCEPT THE LEADER AS THEIR AGENT IN COOPERATIVE ENDEAVOR. HOWEVER, EXISTING SELECTION METHODS (INCLUDING SITUATIONAL TESTING), FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTIONS, AND SURVEYS OF THE DUTIES AND THE DIMENSIONS OF THE TYPICAL EXECUTIVE DO NOT NECESSARILY PROVIDE VALID MEASURES OF EFFECTIVE EXECUTIVE BEHAVIOR. MOREOVER, INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP MUST FIT THE TASK AND THE ENVIRONMENT. INTELLIGENCE, SELF CONFIDENCE, SOCIABILITY, PERSISTENCE, INITIATIVE, AMBITION, AND DOMINANCE ARE KEY PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES. THE PRIMARY ELEMENTS IN THE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OF POTENTIAL EXECUTIVES APPEAR TO BE WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND THE CANDIDATE'S IMMEDIATE SUPERIOR. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES SUGGESTED READINGS, EXAMPLES OF THE USE OF RESIDENTIAL AND OTHER UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS, AND A STRUCTURAL DIAGRAM OF THE INTRAORGANIZATIONAL CONFERENCE GROUP METHOD FOR TRAINING THROUGH ACTIVE DECISION MAKING.) THIS DOCUMENT IS CHAPTER 9 IN INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, BY B. VONHALLER GILMER AND OTHERS. IT IS AVAILABLE FROM MCGRAW-HILL, NEW YORK. (LY)
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