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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: The interplay between leadership and team performance : an empirical investigation in a major Swiss HR consulting firm
Authors: Seelhofer, Daniel
Valeri, Gianni
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-4692
Published in: Central European Business Review
Volume(Issue): 6
Issue: 1
Page(s): 5
Pages to: 25
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Oeconomica
ISSN: 1805-4862
Language: English
Subjects: Leadership; Human resources; Personality; Trait research
Subject (DDC): 658.3: Human resource management
658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: This paper reports the results of an empirical examination of leadership traits and behaviors that contributed to team performance in a major Swiss HR consulting firm. Based on personality tests, survey research, and in-depth interviews, results indicate that, in the context of the companys sales-driven, high-pressure environment, personality factors such as conscientiousness or detail-orientation seem to be better predictors of leadership success than extraversion and openness to experience. Female leaders overall outperformed their male counterparts, and experience was found to significantly contribute to superior performance. Implications for hiring, development, and succession practices are discussed.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: International Management Institute (IMI)
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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