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Purpose Although leader humility is generally considered a positive leadership behavior, this study aims to examine when the positive influences of leader humility are likely weakened. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected from a two-wave survey. Ordinary least squares regression analyses were conducted to test the hypotheses. Findings...
This paper investigates the positively deviant effect of female leaders’ personal need for structure (PNS) on average team member performance. Drawing on Kelley’s attribution principles, we propose that female leaders can more effectively stimulate team performance when they are high in PNS than when male leaders are. Using a multi-source, multi-wa...
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the negative consequences of employee perceptions of supervisor self-interested behavior (SIB). Using social exchange theory, the authors argue that perceived supervisor SIB reduces affective commitment to the supervisor (ACS), which in turn fosters employees’ negative reciprocal behavior in the...
Drawing from the emotions as social information model (Van Kleef, 2009; Van Kleef et al., 2009), we hypothesize that subordinates of authoritarian leaders make two different cognitive inferences of authoritarian leaders’ negative emotional labor: one is that leaders intend to hurt, while the other is that leaders attempt to drive performance. As a...
In this paper, adopting the role congruity theory, we proposed that female leaders can be more effective in driving employee task performance than male leaders when they are high in emotional labor. Using a sample of 515 leaders and their corresponding 515 employees in three companies in Japan, we examined the joint effects of leader gender and lea...
In this article, drawing on leader categorization theory, we examined the influencing processes of team leaders’ humor on their teams’ performance. Using a time-lagged study, including 244 leaders and 815 followers in a manufacturing firm in Northern China, we found that leaders’ humor is positively related to subordinates’ perceptions of transform...