Sociability

A third power attribute that informal leaders have is sociability. Sociability is defined as fitted for or liking the society of others. These people are ready and willing to engage others without anxiety or fear. They exhibit nonverbal communication and verbal communication skills that draw others to them. They rarely act at a loss for words, and their nonverbal behaviors display confidence when engaging with others. Those without sociability are usually described as introverted, shy, and difficult to talk to.

Examples of social leaders’ characteristics are found in politicians and religious leaders. In his book, Age of Turbulence, Allen Greenspan describes former President Bill Clinton as having the sociability attribute. Initially ...

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