Journal article

Towards an integrated model of leadership and self regulation

Simon A Moss, Nicki Dowling, John Callanan

LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

Most organizations strive to recruit employees who can accommodate unpredictable changes, demonstrate adaptability, and interact effectively with a diversity of individuals. Nevertheless, recent advances in self regulation imply that leaders can instead cultivate such qualities in employees rather than merely attract individuals with these capacities. This paper delineates some of the leadership characteristics and behaviors that could diminish the fragility of employees to foster these qualities. First, a framework is developed that integrates four theories of self regulation-self discrepancy theory, personality systems interaction theory, optimal self esteem, and self salience. Second, thi..

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