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Sociobiology of Leadership

  • By: Jason Barkeloo
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Are leaders predetermined at birth? Do traits and charisma arise from genes and provide the foundation for leaders? These questions and others indicate a rudimentary understanding of sociobiology—the attempt to connect social behaviors to an underlying biology.

The idea of sociobiology was ...

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