Internal/Organizational

Working under a committed boss: A test of the relationship between supervisors' and subordinates' affective commitment

Based on the existing social influence literature we predict that a supervisor's affective commitment to the organization may influence his or her subordinates' level of affective commitment which subsequently affects their task performance and extra-role behavior....

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The value of virtue in the upper echelons: A multisource examination of executive character strengths and performance

Previous research on upper echelon (i.e. top-level) executives has focused on how character flaws or lapses in ethical judgment lead to detrimental outcomes. Research is lacking that specifically examines whether character strengths that are reflected in the behaviors of top-level executives are related to positive outcomes....

Individualized leadership: A qualitative study of senior executive leaders

Individualized leadership (IL) was studied in 11 independent formally assigned senior-level relationships....

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A historiometric analysis of leadership in mission critical multiteam environments

Perhaps nowhere are leaders more pivotal than in the extreme contexts of responding to the aftermath of natural disasters or orchestrating post-war stability support transition and reconstruction efforts....

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Leader behaviors, conflict and member commitment to team-generated decisions

Regardless of the quality of the decisions, teams that fail to effectively implement their decisions have accomplished nothing. Teams that derive decisions through a conflictual process may find that their members lack commitment to their decision due to the nature of the conflict the team experienced....

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Perceptions of abusive supervision: The role of subordinates' attribution styles

Empirical work on the concept of abusive supervision typically employs measurements of subordinates' perceptions of abuse as the primary dependent variable....

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More than meets the eye: The role of subordinates' self-perceptions in leader categorization processes

Leader categorization theory suggests that subordinates implicitly compare their leaders with a cognitively represented ideal image of a leader i.e. an ideal leader prototype. The better the match, the more favorable subordinates' attitudes toward their leaders will be....

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Experimentally analyzing the impact of leader positivity on follower positivity and performance

This field experimental study examined the role that positive leadership plays in producing effective leader and follower outcomes. Specifically a sample of engineers (N=106) from a very large aerospace firm were randomly assigned to four experimental conditions....

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Measuring the efficacy of leaders to assess information and make decisions in a crisis: The C-LEAD scale

Based on the literature and expert interviews we developed a new measure the C-LEAD scale to capture the efficacy of leaders to assess information and make decisions in a public health and safety crisis....

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An exploration of stereotypical beliefs about leadership styles: Is transformational leadership a route to women's promotion?

Two experimental studies examined whether gender stereotypes about the transformational transactional and laissez-faire leadership styles constitute an advantage or an impediment for women's access to leadership positions in organizations....

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