Chapter 9 Dyadic Relations and Followers

Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand why different dyadic relationships develop between a leader and subordinates.

  • Understand how leaders are influenced by attributions about subordinates.

  • Understand appropriate ways to manage a subordinate with performance deficiencies.

  • Understand how leaders and followers attempt to manage impressions.

  • Understand how attributions and implicit theories influence follower perception of a leader.

  • Understand how followers can have a more effective relationship with their leader.

Most of the early research on leadership behavior did not consider how much leaders vary their behavior with different subordinates. ...

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