Title

A Model of Relational Leadership: The Integration of Trust and Leader-Member Exchange

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

This article presents a model of relational leadership based on a review of leader-member exchange (LMX) and interpersonal trust. This model asserts that the LMX relationship is built through interpersonal exchanges in which parties to the relationship evaluate the ability, benevolence, and integrity of each other. These perceptions, in turn, influence the behaviors predicted by LMX researchers. This integrated model of relational leadership provides insights into the dynamics of leader-subordinate relationships and resolves some of the inconsistencies in the LMX research without losing the richness and uniqueness of the exchange theory. A number of propositions for future research in relational leadership are also suggested.

Discipline

Business

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Leadership Quarterly

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

227

Last Page

250

ISSN

1048-9843

Identifier

10.1016/S1048-9843(00)00040-0

Publisher

Elsevier

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