Leaders and Leadership

What Is a Leader?
  • Stewart Gabel


The goals of this chapter are to:
  • • Clarify the differences between leaders as individuals with distinct personalities and needs versus leadership as a more theoretical and impersonal process.

  • Show how the distinct and individual characteristics of leaders may support or inhibit the performance of their leadership function.

  • Discuss personal characteristics and motivations of leaders from psychological perspectives.

  • Discuss motivations and needs of subordinates (to the leader), and their impact on the leader.

  • Describe aspects of a mutually beneficial leader/subordinate relationship during organizational transitions.


Organizational Change Chief Executive Office Organizational Transition Organizational Member Effective Leader 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stewart Gabel
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  1. 1.The Children’s HospitalUniversity of Colorado Medical SchoolDenverUSA

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