An exploration of perspective taking as an antecedent of transformational leadership behavior

Brian T. Gregory, K. Nathan Moates, Sean T. Gregory

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Purpose: The purpose of this research is to explore dyad-specific perspective taking as a potential antecedent of transformational leadership behavior. Design/methodology/approach: The study's hypothesis was explored through a sample of 106 supervisor/subordinate dyads working in a hospital. Supervisors self-reported their dyad-specific perspective taking, while subordinates evaluated the transformational leadership behaviors of their supervisors. Findings: Results indicate that dyad-specific perspective taking is related to transformational leadership behavior and not related to transactional leadership behavior. Practical implications: Results suggest that managers wishing to improve their skills as leaders may want to increase the frequency with which they attempt to look at issues from the perspective of their subordinates. Originality/value: This research contributes to the literature by suggesting that dyad-specific perspective taking is related to transformational leadership behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-816
Number of pages10
JournalLeadership and Organization Development Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011



  • Behaviour
  • Employees
  • Leaders
  • Leadership
  • Managers
  • Transformational leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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