The Development and Testing of a Leadership Effectiveness Model.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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A leadership effectiveness model was developed using a measure of empathy, two expressive measures of leadership and an index of leadership ability. The two expressive measures of leadership attitudes were consideration and initiating structure, taken from the Leadership Opinion Questionnaire. Sixty-four Naval officers were employed as subjects to test the leadership effectiveness model and the research hypothesis that those individuals high in leadership ability would be high in empathy, consideration, and initiating structure. The statistical results of the research project appear to support the hypothesis. Those technically and administratively trained individuals who are in tune with the concerns of their subordinates thus appear to be more capable of effectively selecting the situationally correct means of guiding their subordinates and thus perform better in a leadership role. Author