Perceptions of Leadership Style: Superior and Subordinate Descriptions of Decision-Making Behavior.
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN SCHOOL OF ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
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The research described in previous Technical Reports has examined the agreement of normative and descriptive models of the leadership behavior relying on data concerning such behaviors obtained from the leader himself. In this research, such self-reports are compared with data from a second source, the leaders subordinates, who were asked to provide descriptions of their superiors as well as reports of their own behavior. Analyses of these data suggest some subordinate perceptionw which are discussed and that limited agreement among subordinates in the description of a common superior can be attributed to shared behavior norms of the subordinates themselves.