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    Seems Fair to Me: Dyadic Leader Consensus Mediates Fairness and Group Performance

    Gruda, Jon and McCleskey, Jim and Berrios, Raul (2018) Seems Fair to Me: Dyadic Leader Consensus Mediates Fairness and Group Performance. Small Group Research, 49 (2). pp. 195-225. ISSN 1046-4964

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    Drawing on both relational and shared leadership theory and utilizing social consensus, we examine the relationship between percieved leader fairness, leader consensus (LC), and group performance. We do so by conceptualizing LC as a new way of hypothesizing and examining shared leadership. LC derives from mutual dyadic perceptions of all members in a team. First, we examine perceptions of leader fairness as a possible antecedent of LC. Second, we investigate the mediational effect of dyadic perceptions of leadership (i.e., LC predicts group performance). In two multisource studies using a round-robin design, we demonstrate that when team members reach a clear consensus about their team leader, perceived leader fairness was positively associated with LC. Furthermore, teams who perceived their leaders as fair exhibited higher group performance.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: leader; consensus; fairness; performance; team;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11264
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    Depositing User: Jon Gruda
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 16:13
    Journal or Publication Title: Small Group Research
    Publisher: Sage publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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