Authors: Tessa E. Basford, Lynn R. Offermann, and Philip W. Wirtz (all the George Washington University)
Publisher: Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, vol. 19, no. 2
Date Published: May 2012
Managers at different levels of a company affect their employees’ morale and desire to stay in different ways, this paper finds. In fact, employees’ motivation and retention are more influenced by supportive executives in senior leadership positions than by a similar-minded immediate boss, confirming the trickle-down effects of visionary and compassionate leaders and the immense value of CEOs who have star power.
Read all at The Far Reach of Supportive Senior Managers.