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Transformational Leadership and Job-related Learning

Loon, Mark and Lim, Y.M. (2007) Transformational Leadership and Job-related Learning. In: International Conference on Leadership in a Changing Landscape, 7-8 August 2007, University Tun Abdul Razak, Kuala Lumpur.

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Various empirical studies have examined transformational leadership on the effects of followers and organisations. Transformational leadership has been related to individual attitudes and behaviors such as satisfaction with leaders, organisational citizenship behavior, organisational commitment, motivation, trust in leader, creativity, performance, employee involvement, and empowerment. It has also been linked to such organisational outcomes as innovation, change, productivity, ethical climate, and organisational learning.
Organisational learning occurs at three levels: individual, group, and organisational. The focus of the present study is on the individual level—job-related learning. Job-related learning is a measure of individual job behavior pertaining to acquisition of knowledge and skills and enhancement of job performance within the context of the individual’s workplace. It argues that transformational leadership inculcates individuals’ drive to learn.
The aim of the study is to examine the relationship between transformational leadership and job-related learning. Transformational leadership is composed of four unique but interrelated facets--idealised influence, individualised consideration, inspirational motivation, and intellectual stimulation. The research results support the hypothesis that transformational leadership is positively related to job-related learning. The implications of the research findings and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: transformational leadership, job-related learning, workplace, organisational learning
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
Depositing User: Mark Loon
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 14:51
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:12

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