Corporate and Organizatioal Leadership

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Personal Assessments
Corporate and Organizational Leadership
November 17, 2012

ABSTRACT
Assessments are a good guideline to identify weaknesses and strengths of leadership traits (Northouse, 2013). The Leadership Traits Questionnaire (LTQ) was administered to friends and family to measure my leadership traits. A review of the concept from Chapter two of Northouse (2013), the results of the assessment and personal reflections are presented.

PERSONAL ASSESSMENT FROM NORTHOUSE
In our culture we define and understand leadership in many different ways. In practice and theory it has changed over last 60 years, but in other ways it is still the same. Today leadership has to work with 3 to 4 different generational groups. The role for managing is different than those of a leader. Assessments are a good guideline to identify weaknesses and strengths of leadership traits (Northouse, 2013). The Leadership Traits Questionnaire (LTQ) was administered to friends and family to measure my leadership traits. A review of the concept from Chapter two of Northouse (2013), the results of the assessment and personal reflections are presented.

The concepts of chapter two of Northouse (2013), provide an understanding of leadership traits. These traits are very important to lead, but there are other underlying factors which contribute to good leadership that are not mentioned. Intelligence, Self-Confidence, Determination, Integrity, and Sociability are the five traits that individuals want to possess to have others see them as leaders (Northouse, 2013). “Intelligence is having strong verbal ability, perceptual ability, and reasoning appears to make one a better leader” (Northouse, 2013, p. 24). One must be able to communicate well, for others to follow. Self-Confidence involves influencing others, and allows the leader to know that their attempts to influence others are appropriate (Northouse, 2013)....
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