Type of Document Dissertation Author Wilson, Michael Stanley URN etd-11032004-070937 Title Effective Developmental Leadership: A Study of the Traits and Behaviors of a Leader Who Develops Both People and the Organization Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Department Human Resource Education Workforce Development Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Michael Burnett Committee Chair Charles McAllister Committee Member Donna Redmann Committee Member Geraldine Johnson Committee Member Satish Verma Committee Member Keywords
- developmental leadership
- organizational leadership
Date of Defense 2004-10-15 Availability unrestricted AbstractThis study identified the traits and behaviors of an effective developmental leader”-one whose primary focus is the development of the people and the organization he or she lead. The study determined the traits and behaviors of a leader who posses an effective developmental orientation towards people.
The research incorporated both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Data was collected using both open ended questions and Likert-type scaled instruments. This data was analyzed using both statistical techniques and expert panels.
The results of this study yielded six identified traits and seven identified behaviors of a developmental leader. A developmental leader was found to possess the following traits: analytical, assertive, cooperative, dedicated, personable, and practical. A developmental leader would also possess the following behaviors: advisor, charismatic, competitive, delegator, developer, focused, and supportive.
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