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Руководитель как трансформационный лидер: роль личностных качеств и управленческих практик

Российский журнал менеджмента. 2017. Т. 15. № 3. С. 263-288.
Балабанова Е. С., Деминская В. Э.

To date, most research on leadership has focused on the positive effects of transformational leaders on employee attitudes, behaviors, and performance. Much less attention has been given to the antecedents of transformational leadership behaviors. Drawing from follower-centric perspective of leadership, we examined subordinates’ and supervisors’ personal characteristics, work-related perceptions and attitudes, and observed managerial practices as predictors of transformational leadership. The sample included 112 employees from two organizations (IT and manufacturing). Results revealed that supervisors’ transformational leadership is significantly predicted by subordinates’ agreeableness; perceived justice of performance-based payments and career promotions; practices of professional training and implementation of employees’ initiatives. Among these, perceived justice of performance-based promotions showed the highest relative importance for predicting supervisors’ transformational leadership. Although such supervisors’ personal characteristic as conscientiousness was positively correlated with transformational leadership, its effect disappeared in the integrative model including subordinates’ traits and perceptions and management practices. Our results contribute to the understanding of transformational leadership as a “really existing” phenomenon derived from supervisors’ positive practices as well as to knowledge of how organizational context may encourage line and middle managers’ transformational leadership behaviors.