Leader Empowering Behaviour: The Leader's Perspective

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Natalia Hakimi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

D.L. van Knippenberg

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Steffen Giessner

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Date Written: September 2010

Abstract

Leader empowering behaviour is an important criterion for leadership effectiveness. However, virtually no research has studied the antecedents of leader empowering behaviour. Therefore, to further our understanding of leadership effectiveness, we need to understand what motivates leaders to behave in certain ways. In two studies, we show how leaders' trust in follower performance and integrity influences leader empowering behaviour, and how this effect is moderated by leader conscientiousness. Study 1 showed that leader empowering behaviour depends not only on the trust leaders have in follower performance and integrity but also on the conscientiousness level of the leader. Study 2 replicated and extended these findings within a different experimental paradigm. We discuss how these findings set the stage for the development of a more comprehensive understanding of the drivers of this important aspect of leadership.

Suggested Citation

Hakimi, Natalia and Van Knippenberg, Daan and Giessner, Steffen, Leader Empowering Behaviour: The Leader's Perspective (September 2010). British Journal of Management, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 701-716, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2789203 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2010.00703.x

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Daan Van Knippenberg

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Steffen Giessner

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