Scholars are beginning to recognize important biological elements that may influence those who move into leadership positions and who are effective in such roles (Arvey, Rotundo, Johnson, Zhang, & McGue, 2006; Balthazard, Waldman, Thatcher, & Hannah, 2012). Although consistent with the general “trait” model of individual differences as influencing leadership emergence and effectiveness, other biologically based influences also may play a similar role in determining those who move into and are effective in such leadership capacities. A growing literature on the role of biological factors has not yet been abstracted and summarized. It is the aim of this chapter to provide a succinct and useful summary of the various biological factors that have been identified as being associated with various leadership criteria and to provide directions for future research in these areas.
|Title of host publication||The oxford handbook of leadership and organizations|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - May 2014|
- cognitive neuroscience
ARVEY, R., WANG, N., SONG, Z., & LI, W. (2014). The biology of leadership. In D. DAY (Ed.), The oxford handbook of leadership and organizations (pp. 73-92). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199755615.013.004