Chapter 8: Relational and distributed theories of leadership

Journal Article 8.1: Madlock, P.E. (2008). ‘The link between leadership style, communicator competence, and employee satisfaction’, The Journal of Business Communication (1973), 45(1): 61–78.

Description: This study look at the link between leadership style on employee job satisfaction and communication satisfaction. The link with relational leadership styles is explored.


Journal Article 8.2: Carmeli, A., Tishler, A. and Edmondson, A.C. (2012) ‘CEO relational leadership and strategic decision quality in top management teams: the role of team trust and learning from failure’, Strategic Organization, 10(1): 31–54.

 Description: This study examines how relational leadership may improve the quality of strategic decisions of their top management teams.