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Adapting Leader Behaviors to Achieve Follower Effectiveness: A Mindful Approach to Situational Leadership

Abstract This study develops a theoretical model that explains how leaders come to adapt their leadership behaviors to achieve follower effectiveness. Mindfulness theory suggests that mindful individuals are better able to engage in self-regulation and I consider empathy, response flexibility, and emotional regulation as three self-regulatory processes in particular which likely impact the leader-follower relationship. I suggest that leaders who have the ability to self-regulate in these three ways will be better able to engage in leadership behavior characterized by adapting or flexing the specific types of leadership they demonstrate according to the needs of the situation and what their followers most require at a given time to perform at their b... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Reina, Christopher Stephen (Author) / Peterson, Suzanne J (Advisor) / Kinicki, Angelo (Advisor) / Zhang, Zhen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Management / leadership / mindfulness / self-regulation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 202 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Business Administration 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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