About this Learning Object

This learning object "Leadership Attributes" is designed to introduce international students of the Digital Library Learning programme to the discussions of leadership attributes.

This learning object was developed by Sirje Virkus within the Human Resource Management Module of the Digital Library Learning Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Course in spring 2009.

This learning object has 10 hours of study time and it consists of:

  • Text-based and multimedia-based study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Assignments
  • References
  • Useful Links

Technical Requirements: no special software is required, only flash player (download Adobe Flash Player) and pdf reader (download Adobe Reader) are needed.

This learning object consists of the following topics:

  • Leadership Attributes
  • Historical Roots
  • Trait Approach
  • Views on Leadership Attributes
  • Research on Leadership Attributes
  • Typical Leadership Traits
  • Five-Factor Personality Model
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strengths of Trait Approach
  • Critics toward Trait Approach











Sirje Virkus, Tallinn University, 2009