Accession Number:

AD0756697

Title:

Intelligence: A Critical Variable for Leadership Experience

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The relationship between a leaders intelligence and his performance has been consistently low. However, these disappointing results can be explained by the contingency model Fiedler, 1967, 1971 which postulates that the leaders effectiveness depends upon his motivational style LPC and the favorableness of the leadership situation. The approach in this paper conceptualizes intelligence as the leaders ability to integrate his experience and thus provide him with skills to deal effectively with the technical aspects of tasks and interpersonal relationships. Four successive studies show that leader intelligence and experience interact in determining the leaders power.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE