TITLE

PROACTIVE PERSONALITY AND ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP: EXPLORING THE MODERATING ROLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AND POLITICAL SKILL

AUTHOR(S)
Prieto, Leon C.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal;2010, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p107
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The goal of this article is to show the importance of looking at proactive personality, organizational identification, and political skill in the context of entrepreneurship leadership. Individual differences such as personality may be useful in predicting entrepreneurial leadership and it has several implications for practice. Leadership research indicates that the trait approach facilitates the selection of leaders. Viewed from a selection perspective, organizations can determine the desired employee profile to meet their needs. The concept of entrepreneurial leadership has become increasingly important because organizations must be more entrepreneurial to enhance their performance, their capacity for adaptation and long-term survival. Proactive individuals may be more successful in entrepreneurial leadership and may contribute more to the organization. Proactive personality, which is the tendency to show initiative and take action in one's environment in order to effect meaningful change, may be more specifically tailored to predicting entrepreneurial leadership in firms than the more general Big Five factors and facets. The proactive personality construct fits well conceptually with the current emphasis on entrepreneurial leadership and has been linked empirically to a number of career outcomes.
ACCESSION #
67526011

 

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