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The influence of transformational leadership training on team resilience

Molenaar, David A. (2010) The influence of transformational leadership training on team resilience.

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Abstract:This study evaluated the effectiveness of team transformational leadership training for enhancing the resilience in teams. The training was developed from various existing literature on the correlations between transformational leadership and team resilience. Results from 36 three-person action teams working on an intellective interdependent decision-making task revealed a significant and positive impact of the transformational leadership training on resilience, compared to teams that received no or a transactional leadership training. Transformational trained teams made a quicker recovery and showed greater resilience. Furthermore, results show that the teams’ perception of resilience, obtained via questionnaires, is positively correlated with our measurement of resilience. Also, team potency correlated positively with our measurement of recovery and resilience, as well as perceived resilience. However, no correlations were found with any measurement of resilience and psychological safety or cohesion. Post-hoc video analysis in search for team behaviors show a significant difference between training conditions on team orientation. Implications of these findings for future research and practice are discussed.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
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