Personality traits of effective leaders - February 2013

Publication: Knowledge @ Australian School of Business

"Here's to the Crazy Ones: The Pleasure and Pain of the Business Maverick"
Freelance journalist: Chris Sheedy
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Bold and creative maverick leaders tend to deliver great innovations and breakthroughs. At the same time, they are highly disruptive, disturbing to work for and, by nature, definitely not team players. In business, it seems we can’t live with them and can’t live without them, as many who encountered Apple founder, Steve Jobs, have attested. New research from the Australian School of Business delves into the personality traits and risk-taking behaviour of mavericks and finds the case for understanding the visionary nonconformist, while also carefully managing those within their influence.

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