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The relationship between personality type and leadership focus.

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dc.contributor.author Sieff, G.
dc.contributor.author Carstens, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T08:49:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T08:49:40Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation 4(1), 52-62. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/2898
dc.description.abstract Optimising focus is a key success driver for many organisation leaders. The relationship between personality type and leadership focus is examined. Personality type is assessed with Form M of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument, and leadership focus is explored through the development and application of a Leadership Focus Questionnaire. South African executives form the target population for this study. Both functionalist and interpretive approaches are applied. Three primary theoretical hypotheses about leadership focus, concerning (1) optimising the balance of focus between external and internal priorities, (2) the fit between the leadership personality type and the organisation type, and (3) the capacity to manage a multiple focus, are considered. Results show that Extraverted personality types are more comfortable with the challenges of focus in the leadership role than are Introverted types, and Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking and Judging types experience a greater degree of fit with their organisations than do Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling and Perceiving types. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SA Journal of Human Resource Management en
dc.rights Complies with the rights as specified by the publisher: http://sajhrm.co.za/ & Copyright University of Johannesburg en
dc.subject Personality types en
dc.subject Leadership en
dc.subject Leadership focus questionnaire en
dc.subject Organisation types en
dc.title The relationship between personality type and leadership focus. en
dc.type Article en

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