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When empowering leadership fosters creative performance: The role of problem-solving demands and creative personality

  • Mieke Audenaert (a1) and Adelien Decramer (a1)

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the circumstances under which empowering leadership fosters creative performance. Arguments were developed for a three-way interaction of empowering leadership, problem-solving demands and creative personality in this linkage. These arguments resulted in competing hypotheses from a fit and a compensation perspective. The results from a survey of 213 employees of a Flemish large industrial organization were used. We found that less creative employees in jobs with high problem-solving demands particularly benefit from empowering leadership. This paper adds to a more complex understanding of the effectiveness of empowering leadership by highlighting the relevance of the simultaneous interplay of contextual and personal factors.

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Corresponding author: Mieke.Audenaert@Ugent.be

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When empowering leadership fosters creative performance: The role of problem-solving demands and creative personality

  • Mieke Audenaert (a1) and Adelien Decramer (a1)

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