MSL 6000: Psychological Foundations of Leadership


Presents the basic concepts, theories, and research regarding psychological issues related to organizational behavior and leadership. Includes the nature of leadership, leadership behavior, and specific psychological traits of ordinary individuals in leadership roles.


  1. Analyze the major psychological foundations of leadership.
  2. Identify influence tactics used by leaders.
  3. Discuss how leadership behaviors and situational factors can affect leadership success.
  4. Compare and contrast various leadership models.
  5. Differentiate among the skills, traits, and behaviors characteristic of various leader types.
  6. Identify the characteristics a leader needs to achieve organizational objectives.
  7. Describe the four leadership styles of the Hersey and Blanchard situational leadership model.
  8. Examine the recommendations of the multiple-linkage model pertaining to group performance.




The leadership experience (Rev: 6th ed.)

Publisher: Cengage Learning (2015)
Author: Daft, R. L.
ISBN: 978-1-4354-6285-4
Price: $229.28

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