Should Leaders Be Selfish or Altruistic

Published on Jan 1, 2004
Bruce J. Avolio120
Estimated H-index: 120
Edwin E. Locke2
Estimated H-index: 2
Cited By2
This article reviews the literature on adolescent leadership development and connects the concept of leadership authenticity as a way to influence anti-social adolescent behavior for pro-social outcomes. Because adolescent leaders develop from both pro-social and anti-social constructs, educators must recognize the unique power of both leadership funnels. Pro-social leaders are inclusive and build affiliation, while anti-social leaders are exclusive and rely on power. Leadership studies overly f...
#1Annebel H. B. De Hoogh (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 22
#2Deanne N. Den Hartog (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 64
Abstract In this multi-method study, we examined the relationships of leader's social responsibility with different aspects of ethical leadership (morality and fairness, role clarification, and power sharing) as well as with despotic leadership. We also investigated how these leadership behaviors relate to effectiveness and optimism, using multiple-source ratings. Interviews with CEOs ( N = 73) were coded for the presence of leader's social responsibility and its facets. Also, using questionnair...
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