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Origins and common beliefs about leadership

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1. What are the common beliefs about leadership that appear in more than one group's report?

2. By scanning the coded origins of leadership beliefs held by the class members, from where do most of them orgininate?

3. How valid are each of these beliefs about leadership? what is their source?

4. Assuming that these beliefs are not derived from substantive research, what can we do to help ourselves and others "let go" of these beliefs during this course?

This exercise is in Leaders and The Leadership Process on page 484.


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The response addresses the queries posted in 710 words with references.

//As per the directions, we will write about the leadership beliefs as discussed in the class. It will provide assistance in developing an understanding about the common beliefs regarding leadership as perceived by the learners. Moreover, the origin of the ideology of leadership beliefs will also be analyzed in the report.//

Common Beliefs about Leadership

Leadership qualities are among the most important segments of the personality traits of an individual. These qualities can be acquired or can be innate, which provide assistance to the individuals in becoming successful leaders in life (Storey, 2004). Leadership traits can be acquired and analyzed by the people from their social experience, readings, work experience, family life, etc. Some of the common beliefs about leadership that are explored in the class are described below in the form of table (Pierce & Newstrom, 2002):

Table 1: Beliefs about Leadership

Belief Statement

Leaders are born, not made

Trust and empowerment act as the strong base of leadership, which can be cultivated ...

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The response addresses the queries posted in 710 words with references.