Leadership Research Paper by Neatwriter

This paper is an extensive research based on a literature review, of the perennial question: "Are leaders born or made?"
# 60682 | 37,050 words | 230 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Sep 12, 2005 in Psychology (General) , Education (General)

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This paper states that the objective of the research is to demonstrate that leadership development is actually a process that develops over many years and requires the support of education and training. The author points out that an important component of leadership is self-knowledge, which includes: Recognition of one's own strengths and weaknesses, the ability to take risks and recognition that mistakes are an opportunity for learning. This paper concludes that discussing one's ideas and values, developing a teachable point of view, and developing stories, which bring these views to life, are all learnable skills; therefore, it is clear that leadership is strongly linked to learning and education.

Table of Contents
Subject of Investigation
Needs, Interests and Problems Detected
Justification of the Thesis Theme
General Information
Specifications (Methodology)
Literature Review
Research throughout History
Early Approaches to Leadership Study
The Conceptualization
Transformational Leadership
Transformational Leadership Education
The Transformation of the Organization
Today's Views on Leadership
Birth Order: Research on Whether Leadership Is Genetic
Supporting Literature
Birth Order and Trait Theories of Leadership
Born or Made: The Debate
Authentic Leaders
Leaders and Leadership
Leadership Characteristics
Diffused Leadership
Leadership Development
Case Studies
Examples of Leaders
Characteristics of Leaders as Defined by a Leader
Leadership: Cases of Leaders Who Learned Despite Disadvantages
African American Transformational Leaders
Assessing Individuals for Transformational Leadership Qualities
Transformational Leadership Style
Leadership in Schools
Education and Leadership: A Strong Link
Three Keys for Leading
Leadership Quotations
Discussion of Literature on Leadership
Current Leadership Research
Transformational Leadership
Organizational Issues
Transactional, Relational, Transformational and Charismatic
Levels of Leadership
Contingency Theories
Fiedler's Contingency Model
Conclusions and Recommendations
Dispelling the Myths
Myth #1: Leaders are Born, not made.
Myth #2: Real Leaders are Effective because of what they Know.
Myth #3: Effective Leadership is Scarce.
Interests of Leadership

From the Paper:

"There are five levels of leadership systems: the individual, small group relationships, teams, company-wide and intra-company. The best leaders will also manager their own leadership by utilizing the three basic types of leadership - directional (strategic leadership and determining where the organization will go), implementation (determining how the organization will make it to wherever it is headed) and interpersonal (involves the process of getting human resources behind organizational goals and objectives)- into their leadership strategy. Over the past several years, one of the most important contributions psychology has made to the field of business has been in determining the key traits of acknowledged leaders. Psychological tests have been used to determine what characteristics are most commonly noted among successful leaders. This list of characteristics can be used for developmental purposes to help managers gain insight and develop their leadership skills."

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