Leadership Credibility: Popular Political Leadership Personalities in the Netherlands

30 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2010 Last revised: 13 Apr 2010

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Eva Wisse

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Date Written: March 31, 2010

Abstract

What is the power of a leader’s personality when it comes to high credibility leadership? This paper is based on two main variables (leadership credibility and leadership personality) measured by means of two different methods. Public credibility of executive political leaders in the Netherlands is measured by means of a citizen survey (N=5200). Leadership Personality is measured by means of a method designed by Aubrey Immelman (2004). His method is based on the Millon Inventory of Diagnistic Criteria by Theodore Millon (Millon, 1969, 1986b, 1990, 1994a, 1996; Millon & Everly, 1985). Witten biographies and press material (interviews with the leader, articles about the leader) will be the source of personality research. When it comes to a leader’s political personality and leadership style, what distinguishes a high credibility leader from a low credibility leader? Do certain personalities attain more trust? Are certain personalities considered more honest or competent? What kind of leadership is needed in the Netherlands? Which leadership personality patterns are more popular than others? Can leadership personality be seen as an explanatory variable to leadership credibility?

Keywords: Leadership Personality Credibility

Suggested Citation

Wisse, Eva, Leadership Credibility: Popular Political Leadership Personalities in the Netherlands (March 31, 2010). Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1580961

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