Written Assignment 4
Assignment: Personality and Performance
If you’ve ever been a part of a group or team you know that there’s more to performance than individual expertise. Differences in values and personalities can make the results either significantly more or less than the sum of the parts. There has been significant research conducted linking personality and performance ”in particular, at the CEO/organizational level. In this assignment, you will have an opportunity to consolidate and extend what you’ve learned about personality and performance and see how that plays out in terms of leadership effectiveness.
- Review the following sections of your text: 1) Personal Values and Personality at Work 2) Attitudes that Affect Job Performance 3) Job Fitness and Performance.
- Conduct additional research to explore the link between a CEOs personality and his or her company’s financial performance ”for example, investment choices, operating performance, stock price performance, risk of litigation. Use the internet, there are a ton of sources out there (don’t forget to cite).
- Write an essay stating your position on whether there’s a link between a CEOs Big 5 (or similar) personality and organizational performance, using terminology from the chapter. Support your position with credible data and, as always, include a link(s) to your sources.
The essay should be a minimum of 500 words with several different paragraphs. Citations and references are also required (at least one).
***The sections that need to be reviewed are from Module #12 in the book Principles of Management by Waymaker (see attached file). It starts on page #216.