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Tell us about your leadership style: A structured interview approach for assessing leadership behavior constructs


Heimann, Anna Luca; Ingold, Pia Verena; Kleinmann, Martin (2020). Tell us about your leadership style: A structured interview approach for assessing leadership behavior constructs. Leadership Quarterly, 31(4):101364.

Abstract

It is widely recognized that leadership behaviors drive leaders' success. But despite the importance of assessing leadership behavior for selection and development, current measurement practices are limited. This study contributes to the literature by examining the structured interview method as a potential approach to assess leadership behavior. To this end, we developed a structured interview measuring constructs from Yukl's (2012) leadership taxonomy. Supervisors in diverse positions participated in the interview as part of a leadership assessment program. Confirmatory factor analyses supported the assumption that leadership constructs could be assessed as distinct interview dimensions. Results further showed that interview ratings predicted a variety of leadership outcomes (supervisors' annual income, ratings of situational leader effectiveness, subordinates' well-being and affective organizational commitment) beyond other relevant predictors. Findings offer implications on how to identify leaders who have a positive impact on their subordinates, and they inform us about conceptual differences between leadership measures.

Abstract

It is widely recognized that leadership behaviors drive leaders' success. But despite the importance of assessing leadership behavior for selection and development, current measurement practices are limited. This study contributes to the literature by examining the structured interview method as a potential approach to assess leadership behavior. To this end, we developed a structured interview measuring constructs from Yukl's (2012) leadership taxonomy. Supervisors in diverse positions participated in the interview as part of a leadership assessment program. Confirmatory factor analyses supported the assumption that leadership constructs could be assessed as distinct interview dimensions. Results further showed that interview ratings predicted a variety of leadership outcomes (supervisors' annual income, ratings of situational leader effectiveness, subordinates' well-being and affective organizational commitment) beyond other relevant predictors. Findings offer implications on how to identify leaders who have a positive impact on their subordinates, and they inform us about conceptual differences between leadership measures.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Business and International Management
Social Sciences & Humanities > Applied Psychology
Social Sciences & Humanities > Sociology and Political Science
Social Sciences & Humanities > Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Uncontrolled Keywords:Applied Psychology, Business and International Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Sociology and Political Science
Language:English
Date:1 August 2020
Deposited On:30 Oct 2020 16:06
Last Modified:23 Jun 2024 01:44
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1048-9843
OA Status:Hybrid
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2019.101364
Project Information:
  • : FunderSNSF
  • : Grant ID100014_146039
  • : Project TitleBehaviorally-oriented measurement of personality and transformational leadership in assessment centers and structured interviews
  • : FunderSNSF
  • : Grant ID100019_175827
  • : Project TitleDeveloping Adaptive Leadership: On the Role of Leadership Cognitions and Behaviors for Situationally-Appropriate Leadership
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)