This study was conducted to determine whether the Discovery Assessment (DA) used to assess level of existence and the Styles of Leadership Survey (SLS) used to assess leadership style would aid in the selection of managers. Craves (1970) asserted that people progress through eight levels of existence and people with the higher levels of existence possessed the psychological maturity needed for today's managers. Blake and Mouton (1964) concluded that there were five primary leadership styles and the one high in production and people was the most optimal. The data revealed a link between level of existence and leadership style.
Roberson, Nicole A.
"Level of Existence & Leadership Style - Is There A Correlation?,"
Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012): Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol4/iss2/5