Leadership skills - 4 metrics that matter - based on science

Jone L. Pearce, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Organization and Management at The Paul Merage School of Business put together a leadership inventory consisting of the four best-established (and in the public domain) predictors of leadership success.  

The 4 skills and scholarly reading to support them are as follows:

Self- Monitoring

Gangestad, S., and Snyder, M. 1985. ’To Carve Nature at its Joints’: On the Existence of Discrete Classes in Personality,  Psychological Review, 92, 317-349.

Ashford, S. J., and Tsui, A. S. 1991. Self-regulation for Managerial Effectiveness. Academy of Management Journal, 34, 251-280.

Political Skills

Ferris, G. R., Davidson, S. L., and Perrewé, P. L. 2005. Political Skill at Work. Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black.

Harris, J. N., et al. 2015. Power, Politics, and Influence in Organizations. International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd. ed. 18, 770-775.

Emotional Intelligence 

Law, K., Wong, C. and Song, L. 2004. The Construct and Criterion Validity of Emotional Intelligence and Its Power Utility for Management Studies, Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 496

Roberts, R. D., and Barsade, S. 2008. Human Abilities: Emotional Intelligence. Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 507-536.

Inspirational Leadership

Conger, J. A., and Kanungo, R. N. 1998. Charismatic Leadership in Organizations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Den Hartog, D., et al. 1999. Culture Specific and Cross-culturally Generalizable Implicit Leadership Theories. Leadership Quarterly, 10, 219-256.

She offers a leadership inventory and you can reach out to her at: https://sites.uci.edu/jlpearce/ 

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