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Leadership Characteristics

Give your opinion on identifying the combinations of leadership characteristics and skills that complement the major leadership styles. Identify follower and situational characteristics that impact the effectiveness of the major leadership styles.

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Dear Student, I have provided you with a comprehensive review of leadership and leadership traits. I have also included a detailed "example" of leadership in action, in my personal experience. Three references are also listed. If you are satisfied with my assistance, please consider rating it 5/5. Good luck with your studies and thank you for using BrainMass. -Expert #107165

Leadership is known as the art of influencing others (Manning & Curtis, 2012). This is an important trait of the manager. According to Bass (1990), leadership is an exercise of influencing the people in a group context. The author also added that there are three ways available for a person if he wants to be leader: (1) a person can lead people through his natural personality traits; (2) due to some crisis or event, the person can build extraordinary leadership qualities in him; or (3) people can learn leadership skills, to be an effective leader (Bass, 1990). Manning and Curtis (2012) contend, "that both the qualities of the individual and environmental factors are important elements in the leadership equation" (p. 5). Leaders are "great" people encompassing courage and power, but leadership also ...

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This solution provides the student with a comprehensive review of leadership and leadership traits. A detailed example of leadership in action, personal experience, is also included. This posting is 750 words and includes three references.