Title

Making Sense of Motivational Leadership: The Trail from Transformational Leaders to Motivated Followers

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

This paper presents a theoretical model that integrates two related, but distinct mechanisms by which transformational leaders influence follower motivation. That is, we propose that an affective mechanism by which charismatic leaders induce positive emotional experiences in their followers, and a cognitive mechanisms that includes communicating the leader's vision and its effects on goal setting explain the connection between charismatic and transformational leadership and follower motivation. Further, we specify the pathways through which affective and cognitive processes influence three components of follower motivation: The direction of action, the intensity of effort, and effort persistence.

Discipline

Business

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies

Volume

13

Issue

1

First Page

23

Last Page

23

ISSN

1548-0518

Identifier

10.1177/10717919070130010301