The current work integrates the coherence conception of behavioral stability with current conceptions of leadership by offering a new construct termed leadership coherence. Leadership coherence refers to the notion that leader behavior fluctuates in a consistent, reliable, and predictable idiographic manner across situations beyond that of absolute or relative cross-situational consistency; thus, leadership coherence reflects a leader's behavioral tendencies or proclivities through stable and predictable changes in cross-situational profiles. Initial validation of this social-cognitive approach to leadership, based on an employed managerial sample (N = 109), resulted in strong empirical results with mean idiographic cross-situational profile stability estimates of r = .28 for active leadership, r = .28 for passive leadership, and r = .67 for active/passive leadership. Cluster analysis revealed four stable and replicable clusters of cross-situational profiles. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.Behavioral Approaches within Personality and Leadership Theories TABLE 3. ... Cross-Situational Consistency Within-Situation Temporal Stability Profile Stability Stability Estimate Situational Specificity Variance Components 2 2 2 Op + OpSanbsp;...
|Title||:||Leadership Coherence: Initial Validation of a Social-cognitive Approach to Leadership|
|Author||:||Jesse S. Michel|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|