New Article for Scavenger Hunt Project

Three studies explored the role that basic social/communication skills play in leader emergence and effectiveness. In Study 1, 218 undergraduate students were administered self-report measures of social/communication skills and extraversion, worked in small groups on a problem-solving task, and elected leaders at task midpoint. Coders measured leaders’ verbal communication. Groups elected leaders who spoke most and were extraverted but were not more socially skilled. In Study 2, leaders were selected on the basis of their possession of communication skills and led small groups in 2 tasks. More skilled communicators were rated as more effective leaders, but they did not lead more productive groups. Study 3 examined fire service leaders. Social skills were related to satisfaction with the leader but related to leader performance only for higher level leaders. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

— Riggio, R. E., Riggio, Reichard, Rebecca J. (2008). The role of social and emotional communication skills in leader emergence and effectiveness. Group Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 23(2), 169-185. DOI 10.1108/02683940810850808


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