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Implicit theory of leadership.

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Durham Research Online Deposited in DRO: 01 February 2011 Version of attached file: Accepted Version Peer-review status of attached file: Peer-reviewed Citation for published item: Schyns, B. (2006) ’Implicit theory of leadership.’, in Encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 334-335. Further information on publisher’s website: Publisher’s copyright statement: 2007 SAGE Publications, Inc. Additional information: Use policy The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in DRO • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full DRO policy for further details. Durham University Library, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LY, United Kingdom Tel : +44 (0)191 334 3042 — Fax : +44 (0)191 334 2971 Schyns, B. (2006). Implicit theory of leadership. In: S. G. Rogelberg (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Implicit theory of leadership What is leadership? Is it leaders’ behavior or our image of it? For example, as a female manager, how often has an outsider taken you for your own secretary? How often does that happen to your male colleague? This is what research on implicit leadership theories (ILT) focuses on. What are our ideas of what a leader is like (e.g., male, see below)? In contrast to prior leadership research that has studied the leader and his/her behavior, scholars studying implicit leadership theories (ILT) have taken a different approach. According to ILT scholars, t

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