CHAPTER 4

GLOBE Project Leadership Theory Dimensions

Introduction

The researchers involved in the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (“GLOBE”) project identified a large number of potential “attributes” of organizational leaders and polled respondents around the world to determine whether these attributes contributed to the effectiveness of a leader or inhibited the ability of a leader to be effective and successful.1 Based on statistical analysis of the responses the GLOBE researchers identified 21 “primary leadership dimensions” (sometimes called “first order factors”) that all of the societal cultures in the survey appeared to agree were contributors to either effective or ineffective leadership. These dimensions are ...

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