CEO transformational leadership: The role of goal importance congruence in top management teams Academic Article uri icon


  • Using data from 94 top management teams, we found that dyadic goal importance congruence between CEOs and vice presidents (VPs) partially mediated the relationship of CEO transformational leadership with individual VPs' attitudes, but not their performance. However, finer-grained analyses suggested it may be higher VP perceptions of goal importance, rather than the exact correspondence between CEO and VP goal importance ratings, that are associated with both CEO transformational leadership and VP attitudes. At the organizational level, CEO transformational leadership was positively related to within-team goal importance congruence, which in turn was positively related to organizational performance. Copyright of the Academy of Management, all rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Colbert, A. E., Kristof-Broiatn, A. L., Bradley, B. H., & Barrick, M. R.

citation count

  • 220

complete list of authors

  • Colbert, Amy E||Kristof-Broiatn, Amy L||Bradley, Bret H||Barrick, Murray R

publication date

  • February 2008