Effective Leadership Behavior: What We Know and What Questions Need More Attention

Yukl, Gary
November 2012
Academy of Management Perspectives;Nov2012, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p66
Academic Journal
Extensive research on leadership behavior during the past half century has yielded many different behavior taxonomies and a lack of clear results about effective behaviors. One purpose of this article is to describe what has been learned about effective leadership behavior in organizations. A hierarchical taxonomy with four meta-categories and 15 specific component behaviors was used to interpret results in the diverse and extensive literature and to identify conditions that influence the effectiveness of these behaviors. Limitations and potential extensions of the hierarchical taxonomy are discussed, and suggestions for improving research on effective leadership behavior are provided.


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