Leader motives, charismatic leadership and subordinates' work attitude in the profit and voluntary sector

A.H.B. de Hoogh, D.N. den Hartog, P.L. Koopman, Hk. Thierry, P.T. van den Berg, J.G. van der Weide, C.P.M. Wilderom

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    Abstract

    This multimethod study examined leaders' motives, charismatic leader behavior, and subordinates' work attitude for CEOs (N=73) of small and medium-sized organizations in two sectors, namely, the profit and voluntary sector. Interviews with CEOs were coded for motive imagery. Direct reports rated CEO charismatic leader behavior (n=125) and their own work attitudes (n=262) using questionnaires. As expected, charismatic leadership was positively related to subordinates' positive work attitude. Perceived charismatic leadership was also positively related to coded power motivation. The tendency to use power in a morally responsible way was differentially related to charismatic leadership for CEOs of profit and voluntary organizations. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)17-38
    Number of pages22
    JournalThe Leadership Quarterly
    Volume16
    Issue number1
    Early online date23 Dec 2004
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

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