Patterns of Power and Leadership: Understanding Total Behaviour Leadership White Paper
Prepared by Andrew Hede FAIM
Professor of Management, University of the Sunshine Coast
This White paper is the result of a collaboration of the University of the Sunshine Coast and the Australian Institute of Management - Qld & NT.
A survey was conducted of 560 managers in Queensland including 132 CEOs who reported on the leadership behaviours of their most senior subordinates and 393 non-CEOs who reported on their supervisors. The aim was to identify the patterns across the main behavioural dimensions of leadership rather than a single dimension as in previous research.
The results indicated that the most common pattern of power behaviour, which was exhibited by almost a third of women and a quarter of men, involved low levels of all five power types (coercive, reward, position, expert and referent). The main findings relate to leadership style patterns across eight dimensions.
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