GROUP STRUCTURE AND THE MEASUREMENT OF POTENTIAL LEADER INFLUENCE.
ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA GROUP EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH LAB
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Since a leaders effectiveness depends on the degree to which the group situation allows him to influence group members, it is argued that advances in leadership theory must await a satisfactory measure of potential leader influence. One method of defining leader influence is presented. That concept of potential leader influence or favorability is shown to have a number of limitations in its description of the relationship between leader influence and group structure. An improved method for measuring leader influence is presented using the concepts of structural role theory. Author