Agentic leadership

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Agentic leadership derives from the term agency. This leadership style is generally found in the business field by a person who is in control of subordinates. This person demonstrates assertiveness, competitiveness, independence, courageousness, and is masterful in achieving their task at hand.

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  • Haslett, B., Geis, F. L., & Carter, M. R. (1992). The organizational woman: Power and paradox. Norwood, NJ: Alex Publishing Corporation.
  • Carli, L. L., & Eagly, A. H. (1999). Gender effects on social influences and emergent leadership. In G. N. Powell (Ed), Handbook of gender and work: 203-222. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.