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What is Conscientiousness

Global Leadership Perspectives on Industry, Society, and Government in an Era of Uncertainty
Conscientiousness is a personality trait that refers to the tendency to be organized, reliable, and responsible. Individuals high in conscientiousness are often described as hardworking, dependable, and disciplined.
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The Dark Side of Leadership
Bhawna Gaur (Amity University, Dubai, UAE)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-8257-5.ch011
Personality traits favored by situational factors may lead to destructive tendencies in a good leader. For example, CEOs such as Larry Page of Google, Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, and Elon Musk of Tesla have exhibited a shift from constructive to destructive leadership style due to situational or environmental factors. Destructive or dark leadership style is associated with personality traits such as narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. This chapter introduces the concept of personality disorders that might threaten the effectiveness of an individual as a leader. It will further discuss the factors that contribute to the development of destructive personalities and different types of destructive personalities. This chapter will identify the role of followers and environment that provide legitimacy for immoral actions. It will provide solutions to improve leadership practices to reduce toxicity in the work environment and create a positive workplace.
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The Imposter Phenomenon in the Medical Profession
A measure of self-discipline, organisation, and a preference for planning.
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Personality Traits and Fans' Motives for Attention to Fictional Narratives
A tendency to exhibit self-discipline or self-control. Its opposite might be disorganized.
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Traits of Leaders and Active Listening: A Theory
Highly conscientious people are able to control their impulses and regulate their behaviors in order to achieve their goals.
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Personal Blogging: Individual Differences and Motivations
A personality trait on the Big Five personality inventory; individuals characterized as high on this trait tend to be well-organized, careful, and self-disciplined while individuals characterized as low on this trait tend to be disorganized, careless, and weak willed.
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The Influence of Spirituality in the Workplace and Perceived Organizational Support on Organizational Citizenship Behaviors for Strategic Success
Individuals show conscientiousness when role behaviors are carried out with diligence and above what is expected.
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Friends or Foes: Dynamics Between OCBs, Contexts, and Innovation Development
An employee’s willingness to go beyond minimally required levels of performance and to take initiative aimed at improving group performance.
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The Mediating Role of Proactive Personality in the Relationship Between HEXACO Personality and Motivation to Learn: A Study on Hospitality Sector Employees
Is abbreviated as C in HEXACO Model and this personality type represents organization, diligence, perfectionism, and prudence.
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