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Managerial Effectiveness in a Global Context by Jennifer Deal, Chris Ernst, Maxine Dalton, Jean Brittain Leslie

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CHAPTER 2Managerial Traits—Personality and Effectiveness in a Global Context

This chapter of the report examines that part of the model that illustrates the relationship between personality and managerial effectiveness. It defines personality, explains why this construct belongs in the model, describes the theory of personality used in this work, and then presents the instrument used to operationalize this theoretical perspective. Included is a brief discussion about the limitations of that instrument, the theory it represents, and some potential problems in using it with a population of individuals from many countries. Further, an overview of how personality has been directly linked to effectiveness for North American and European managers ...

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