Grand Canyon University
August 21, 2013
Traits and Skills Theory: A Doctoral Learner Comparison Approach in Understanding Leadership Traits and Skills
Two empirical research studies were compared in the comparison matrix. The articles were located in the Grand Canyon University library. Article one written by Connelly, et al. (2000), is entitled: “Exploring the Relationship of Leadership Skills and Knowledge to Leader Performance.” Article two written by Baum and Locke (2004) is entitled:” The Relationship of Entrepreneurial Traits, Skill, and Motivation to …show more content…
Research Limitations Connelly, et al (2000) research limitations were based on several influences. First limitation was based on the measurement framework. Second, organizational levels were not compared in assessing potential differences in leader skills and knowledge to performance. Third, results were not cross-validated.
Baum and Locke (2004) research limitations were also based on several influences. First, other industries should have been studied. Second, SEM instrument was used. Third, sample was too small.
Research Findings During the research study, it was confirmed each purported specific findings. Connelly, et al (2000) “research supported the hypotheses that leadership skills