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THE STAFF-MEETING BEHAVIORS OF EFFECTIVE, GOAL-FOCUSED LEADERS

Karip, Mehmet S. (2014) THE STAFF-MEETING BEHAVIORS OF EFFECTIVE, GOAL-FOCUSED LEADERS.

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Abstract:In the present study we took a multi-method approach with 2 sources of data (video-based coding, follower and leader surveys). During regular staff meetings 14 leaders were video-taped and their exhibited task-oriented and relation-oriented behaviors were coded with an earlier developed, detailed observation scheme. The followers (n=172) assessed the relative leader effectiveness as well as the degree of the goal-focused leadership style. As hypothesized, the results show that a leader’s goal-focused style is positively associated with leader effectiveness. Additionally, we found a positive relation between task monitoring behavior and goal-focused leadership. We report also some unexpected findings; for instance, the results show that negative feedback behavior is positively related to goal-focused leadership. Additionally, we found a positive relation between providing positive feedback behavior and goal-focused leadership. Furthermore, the results are showing that a leader who scores high on goal-focused style is more likely to defend his or her position than a leader who scores low on goal-focused leadership style. The present study also shows a negative relation between goal-focused leadership and visioning/giving one’s own opinion, and disagreeing behavior. All in all, this study provides a better insight in the specific behaviors that goal-focused leaders display. It is important to understand how goal-focused leaders behave. They are important for the organizations because they clarify, specify and communicate the goals of the organization to the followers who have to accomplish these goals which in turn is needed to perform well as an organization.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65414
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