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Getting personal with employability: Transformational leadership’s innovative role

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 7 October 2014




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Transformational leadership is positively related to employee and supervisor ratings of employability. There is some indication that transformational leadership enhances employability in some situations, demonstrating differences between categories of workers with and without a managerial function. Moreover, it appeared that after controlling for personality, only the positive relationship between transformational leadership and supervisor ratings of employability remained for the workers not having a managerial function.

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Retraction notice

The Publisher wishes to retract the precis article “Getting personal with employability: Transformational leadership’s innovative role”, published in Strategic Direction, Vol. 30 No. 11, 2014. It has come to the attention of Emerald Publishing that this precis article contains large sections of unattributed text taken from the original research article “Employability and social innovation: the importance of and interplay between transformational leadership and personality”, by Claudia M. Van der Heijde, Beatrice I.J.M. Van der Heijden, published in Human Resource Management, Social Innovation and Technology (Advanced Series in Management), Vol. 14, 2014.

Precis articles are intended to summarise original academic research articles for a different audience, and should not include verbatim passages from the original articles. This error occurred due to a miscommunication in the commissioning process.

To avoid any repeated incidents of this nature, Emerald has fully revised its guidelines and briefed its Commissioning Editors. Strategic Direction sincerely apologises to the original authors and its readers for this error. The original article can be viewed here:


(2014), "Getting personal with employability: Transformational leadership’s innovative role", Strategic Direction, Vol. 30 No. 11, pp. 7-9.



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