Using a sample of 114 leaders (described by 516 team members), we show empirically that leader relational transparency and leader receptiveness is indirectly related to the relational transparency of team members (through leader respect), and is conditional on leader humility. When a transparent leader expresses humility, they convey respect to team members and are perceived as more receptive to the relational transparency of employees. The indirect association between leader relational transparency and leader receptiveness to the relational transparency of team members is negative, however, when the leader is not perceived as humble. Our paper contributes to discussion about the limits of relational transparency as an indicator of authentic leadership, from a leader-centric perspective. We suggest that what is often described as relational transparency is no more than unidirectional transparency – from leaders to followers. We conclude that transparency (and authenticity) in leaders is relational only when it is bidirectional.

Are relationally transparent leaders more receptive to the relational transparency of others? An authentic dialogue perspective / Rego, Arménio; e Cunha, Miguel Pina; Giustiniano, Luca. - In: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS. - ISSN 0167-4544. - 180:(2022), pp. 695-709. [10.1007/s10551-021-04792-6]

Are relationally transparent leaders more receptive to the relational transparency of others? An authentic dialogue perspective.

Luca Giustiniano
2022

Abstract

Using a sample of 114 leaders (described by 516 team members), we show empirically that leader relational transparency and leader receptiveness is indirectly related to the relational transparency of team members (through leader respect), and is conditional on leader humility. When a transparent leader expresses humility, they convey respect to team members and are perceived as more receptive to the relational transparency of employees. The indirect association between leader relational transparency and leader receptiveness to the relational transparency of team members is negative, however, when the leader is not perceived as humble. Our paper contributes to discussion about the limits of relational transparency as an indicator of authentic leadership, from a leader-centric perspective. We suggest that what is often described as relational transparency is no more than unidirectional transparency – from leaders to followers. We conclude that transparency (and authenticity) in leaders is relational only when it is bidirectional.
leader relational transparency, leader receptiveness, team working, humility; respect, authentic leadership, leadership, ethics
Are relationally transparent leaders more receptive to the relational transparency of others? An authentic dialogue perspective / Rego, Arménio; e Cunha, Miguel Pina; Giustiniano, Luca. - In: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS. - ISSN 0167-4544. - 180:(2022), pp. 695-709. [10.1007/s10551-021-04792-6]
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