The research presented here is based on the assumption that there are unique features in the development of leaders in social and organizational settings. Fifty Israeli soldiers who were perceived as leaders by their commanders and peers were compared with 30 soldiers who received low scores on leadership evaluations. The participants were selected out of a group of 286 soldiers on a combat training course. Differences were found between those perceived as leaders and those who scored low on leadership evaluations, in developmental aspects such as relations in the family, expectations transmitted to them by the family, exposure to models of leadership, experiences of leadership roles in social frameworks, and openness to experiences.
Amit, Karin; Popper, Micha; Gal, Reuven; Mamane-Levy, Tammy; and Lisak, Alon
"Leaders and Non-leaders: A Comparative Study of Some Major Developmental Aspects,"
Journal of the North American Management Society: Vol. 4:
2, Article 1.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jnams/vol4/iss2/1