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The Relationship Between Servant Leadership and Personality Characteristics: The ‘Big Five’

dc.contributor.authorPolitis, John D.
dc.contributor.authorPolitis, Nicholas
dc.description.abstractThe study is the first to examine the relationship between the ‘big five’ personality traits and the descriptors of servant leadership of medium sized or-ganisation offering transportation services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The findings support a strong, positive and significant relationship between servant leadership behaviours and the personality traits of agreeableness, conscientious-ness, openness to experience and extraversion. As expected, neuroticism (nega-tive affectivity) showed a negative relationship with every dimension of servant leadership, suggesting that in order to maintain and promote a pleasant work environment, organisations should avoid hiring and or promoting managers who score high on negative affectivity. Direction for future research and practical im-plications for leadership and business approaches are discussed.en_UK
dc.publisherAcademic Publishing International Limiteden_UK
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the 8th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance;Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus 8-9 November 2012
dc.rightsCopyright The Authors, 2012. All Rights Reserveden_UK
dc.subjectbig five personality traitsen_UK
dc.subjectopenness to experienceen_UK
dc.subjectservant leadershipen_UK
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Servant Leadership and Personality Characteristics: The ‘Big Five’en_UK
dc.typeWorking Paperen_UK

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