Reading it accurately : the role of receptive nonverbal communication in student leadership assessment
Gentry, William Allen
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There are numerous theories and opinions for assessing leadership. However, studies judging receptive nonverbal communication in evaluating effective leadership are rare in number. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between a measure of leadership in students, and their skill in receptive nonverbal communication. Results indicate students rating themselves higher on various leadership dimensions are also skilled at correctly identifying certain nonverbal behaviors, crucial for effective communication and in turn, successful interpersonal interaction and leadership ability.