Title

Linking transformational leadership and team performance : a conflict management approach

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Management Studies

Publication Date

11-1-2011

Volume

48

Issue

7

First Page

1586

Last Page

1611

Abstract

This study develops a model in which transformational leadership affects team coordination and performance through the conflict management approaches adopted by team members. Data were collected from three different sources in a lagged design from 108 teams in a large enterprise in China. Results support the reasoning that transformational leadership promotes team coordination and thereby team performance by encouraging teams to adopt a cooperative, as opposed to competitive, approach to conflict management. These results suggest that transformational leadership may help team members manage conflicts for their mutual benefit. This is an important mechanism through which transformational leadership enhances team coordination and, in turn, achieves higher team performance.

DOI

10.1111/j.1467-6486.2010.00974.x

Print ISSN

00222380

E-ISSN

14676486

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Copyright © 2010 The Authors. Journal of Management Studies, Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

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Zhang, X., Cao, Q., & Tjosvold, D. (2011). Linking transformational leadership and team performance: A conflict management approach. Journal of Management Studies, 48(7), 1586-1611. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2010.00974.x