Authors: Prof. A. SURYANARAYANA
In this study, we have examined the relationship between transactional as well as transformational leadership and two contextual performance dimensions viz., (i) Interpersonal facilitation and (ii) Job dedication. Our sample comprised of 138 leader-follower dyads from multi-national organizations in India. We have found that transactional leadership explains job dedication better than transformational leadership. We discussed the often ignored aspect of transactional leadership and suggested that, in certain cases, it might be more productive. Implications for the theory and practice of leadership and contextual performance are discussed and future research directions are offered.
Keywords: Interpersonal facilitation; Job dedication; Idealized influence; Inspirational motivation; Intellectual stimulation; and Individual consideration.