The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptual model describing potential relationships among transformational leadership, charisma, credibility and organizational performance.
This paper is conceptual, based on a review of current transformational leadership, charisma and credibility literature.
The authors present a model where credibility is an antecedent of transformational leadership; transformational leadership has a positive effect on organizational performance; and charisma positively moderates the relationship between transformational leadership and organizational performance.
A model to integrate credibility into transformational leadership research is proposed.
This paper considers credibility as an important attribute of transformational leadership, and thus credibility may have significant implications for practitioners in leadership development strategies.
Currently, there is a lack of research on the role of credibility in leadership. The authors discuss the importance of measuring leader credibility and generating a credibility scale.
Williams Jr, R., Raffo, D.M. and Clark, L.A. (2018), "Charisma as an attribute of transformational leaders: what about credibility?", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 37 No. 6, pp. 512-524. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-03-2018-0088Download as .RIS
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