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ERIC Number: EJ1150342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Transformational Leader as Champion and Techie: Implications for Leadership Educators
Crawford, C. B.; Gould, Lawrence V.; Scott, Robert F.
Journal of Leadership Education, v2 n1 p57-73 Sum 2003
The effects of innovation on leadership abilities have not been widely investigated. Although diffusion of innovation theory has existed for some time, there is a need for more research detailing the relationship between innovation and transformational leadership. In a survey of organizational members (N = 294), innovation was significantly related to all subscales of transformational leadership. The relationship between innovation and transactional leadership was generally not significant, and the relationship with laissez-faire leadership was inverse and significant. Implications emerging from the relationship between transformational leadership and innovation are discussed, including the distinction between the champion and "techie" styles of innovation and their basis in leadership activity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire
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