The connection between leader and subordinate is a crucial one for businesses. One reason this connection is crucial is that many subordinates see the business through the eyes of their managers or super-ordinates. Leaders with certain abilities and attributes can help employees feel more comfortable with their work environment. Different subordinates in specific work environment situations may desire different attributes in a leader. Conversely, individuals with specific personality attributes and a similar work environment may, therefore, desire the same type of leader. The following study will attempt to describe the relations between subordinates' personality characteristics, gender, job stereo typicality and emotional intelligence, their preferred type of leader and, finally their commitment to their organization.
Rupprecht, '09, Elizabeth A., "How the Individual Differences of Subordinates Within the Workplace Predict Leadership Style Preference and Organizational Commitment" (2009). Honors Projects. Paper 131.