The study reported here investigated the perceived importance and proficiency of leadership skills to new North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents. The researchers utilized a Web-based survey questionnaire that incorporated Leadership Skills Inventory (LSI) developed by Jones (2006). According to Moore (2003), the leadership skills are developed into six categories: human skills, emotional intelligence skills, conceptual skills, technical skills, communication skills, and industry knowledge skills. Overall, new Extension agents felt that communication and industry knowledge skills were ranked as the least important and least proficient skills.
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Bruce, J. A., & Anderson, J. (2012). Perceptions of the Training Needs of the Newest Members of the Extension Family. The Journal of Extension, 50(6), Article 22. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss6/22