Leadership Annotated Bibliography Essay

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Leadership Behaviour
Andersen, JA & Hansson, PH 2011,"At the end of the road? On differences between women and men in leadership behaviour", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 32 no. 5 pp. 428 – 441

In this article Anderson and Hansson explore the behavioural differences between women and men in managerial positions and propose explanations for the differences and similarities. The authors used data gained through questionnaires of public managers, that measured their leadership style, decision making styles, and motivation profile as to eliminate any effects of organizational differences on leadership behaviour. This investigation employs three dimensions of leadership behaviour – leadership style, motivation
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This article is partially relevant to the research I am conducting. While the content may be used in a broad sense, the specifics, that fact that the research was based in the UK, may cause some disadvantages.

Leadership Traits
Belasen, A & Frank, N 2008,"Competing values leadership: quadrant roles and personality traits", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 29 no. 2 pp. 127 – 143.

The intention of this paper is to validate the number and order of leadership roles and identify the personality traits, which trigger the choice of leadership roles. The authors used a survey addressing classification and measurement questions in each of the competing values framework (CVF), which was administered to a sample of managerial leaders across organisations. Multidimensional scaling representing the underlying dimensions in a spatial arrangement was conducted, which was also used to test the degree-of-fit between the roles and quadrants as well as to examine the relationships between personality traits and leadership roles. The paper demonstrates the effectiveness of the CVF and at the same time draws conclusions about how traits affect the choice of leadership roles, how they influence the extent of managerial effectiveness and to what extent managerial choice of roles is conscious or just a stimulus response. While there is considerable agreement about the overall value of the CVF, recent research about the arrangement and dimensions…