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Self-concept as ‘leader’

Abstract

Biopharmaceutical executives may come to realize themselves as having leadership qualities through their managerial roles in their organizations or through their personal roles in life. The leadership self-concept may have an internal locus where the executive’s personal identity, mission, or values and ideals guide the executive in using his managerial role to fulfill these leadership aspirations. Executives with an external locus of leadership self-concept may not have identified themselves as leaders until they join a biopharmaceutical organization where they begin to develop their leadership self-awareness through managerial roles. Leadership self-concept, commitments, and competencies collectively create ...

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