Pursuit of Whose Happiness? Executive Leaders’ Transformational Behaviors and Personal Values
Ping Ping Fu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Anne Tsui, Arizona State University and Peking University; Jun Liu, Renmin University of China; and Lan Li, Chinese Entrepreneur Survey System
This paper theorizes and tests how CEOs’ transformational leadership behaviors, which motivate followers to do more than expected and act for the good of the collective, influence followers’ commitment. We find that CEOs’ values may either increase or depress the effect of transformational behaviors on followers, depending on followers’ reactions to the congruence or incongruence between leaders’ internal values and their outward transformational behaviors.
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