Traits and Skills Theory: A Doctoral Learner Comparison Approach in Understanding Leadership Traits and Skills

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Traits and Skills Theory: A Doctoral Learner Comparison Approach in Understanding Leadership Traits and Skills
Patricia Faison
Grand Canyon University
LDR 802
August 21, 2013

Traits and Skills Theory: A Doctoral Learner Comparison Approach in Understanding Leadership Traits and Skills
Two empirical research studies were compared in the comparison matrix. The articles were located in the Grand Canyon University library. Article one written by Connelly, et al. (2000), is entitled: “Exploring the Relationship of Leadership Skills and Knowledge to Leader Performance.” Article two written by Baum and Locke (2004) is entitled:” The Relationship of Entrepreneurial Traits, Skill, and Motivation to
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(RQ3): Vision leads to subsequent venture? (RQ4) Higher goals lead to higher venture growth? (RQ5): Tenacity is related to self-efficacy? (RQ6): Challenging goals lead to higher performance? (RQ7): Is there a relationship between passion, tenacity, and vision? (RQ8): Do skilled entrepreneurs exploit candidates?
Literature Review The comparison of each article reveals a complex, however, well written article by both authors. Connelly, et al (2000) empirical research article on exploring leadership skills and knowledge relationship was organized, and began with an explanation of the study, the criterion-related validity, and core aspects of leader capabilities among military leaders. The literature review used secondary headings to separate the subtopics by theoretical issues, existing research, and methods. The discussion format was correlated as the literature reviewed leadership skills, characteristics and their relationship on leader performance. Baum and Locke (2004) literature review also used secondary headings to separate theoretical issues, existing research and methods. The empirical research article, discussed the relationship of entrepreneurial traits, skills, and motivation and the relationship to growth. The article was organized, and presented previous research. Studies on entrepreneurs’ traits, skills, and motivation the relationship to venture growth were introduced. The correlation between traits and skills among entrepreneurs’ was also
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