Virtuous leadership: A theoretical model and research agenda

Craig L. Pearce, David Waldman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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Abstract

In this manuscript we attempt to shed light on the concept of virtuous leadership. We first attempt to identify the nature of virtuous leadership. Next, we specify two potential antecedents of virtuous vertical leadership. Specifically, we identify the personal characteristic of responsibility disposition as well as environmental cues as potential predictors of subsequent virtuous leadership. Moreover, we articulate how virtuous vertical leadership might result in virtuous shared leadership. We also demonstrate how both vertical and shared virtuous leadership can act as key factors in the creation of organizational learning. Importantly, we specify several important research implications of our theoretical model. Finally, we illustrate several practical considerations when it comes to developing and enhancing virtuous leadership.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-77
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Management, Spirituality and Religion
Volume3
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

Keywords

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Learning
  • Virtuous Leadership Frames

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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