The aim of this paper is to identify personal correlates of leadership. Leadership is operationally defined using nine indicators: vision, motivation, innovativeness, drive for leadership, effective communication, teamwork, authority, positive mental attitude and respect for others. Personality traits are identified using the NEO PI R test, as a measure of the five major domains: neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness and conscientiousness. A positive correlation between leadership and emotional stability has been identified. This finding may have implications for the process of selection of leaders in different fields, as well as in the process of educating leaders according to their specific profiles.
Lazar Marićević is a Chairman of the Board at the Center for the Development of Serbia (firstname.lastname@example.org).