To what extent are the effects of traits and skills dependent on the situation?
The trait approach:
The oldest of leadership theories is the Trait approach, which is defined as special
identifiable, universal traits that (born) leaders possess. The theory holds that these individuals
are endowed with an aura, or set of talents, which sets them apart from others and as such, are
not like other people. Thomas Carlyle is most associated with the Trait theory of
leadership through his famous lecture,
Hero-Worship and the