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ERIC Number: ED113834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Pages: 41
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The Executive and Executive Behavior.
Clifford, G. F.
This paper presents those functions of an executive that relate principally to his duty to and involvement with people. Subtopics indicate the executive as a leader, a person, a human relations agent, an employer, and a problem-solver. Leaders may be categorized by personality factors, by methods of selection, or the manner in which the leadership function is executed. One of the most critical areas in which the executive is involved is that of problem-solving. While no specific set of character traits or particular executive style can be established as the best, research does indicate that certain personality traits and qualities of leadership are exhibited in successful executives. Essential personal characteristics include faith in humanity, genuine concern for others, initiative and integrity, and a sense of purpose and direction. Quality of leadership is characterized by the degree of technical mastery of the executive, a level of intelligence higher than that of most subordinates, and a social awareness enabling him to communicate effectively with others. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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