Leadership: A review of the link between effectiveness and behaviors

An article reviewing the linkages between leadership behaviors and organizational effectiveness.


The purpose of this review is to provide a compilation of evidence regarding the relationship between organizational effectiveness and leadership behaviors. Within the context of the behavioral theory of leadership, behaviors influence the decision-making process and have a direct relationship with organizational performance. Leadership effectiveness and organizational performance depends on the leader’s behaviors. Behaviors are often a result of a person’s attitudes, beliefs, and intentions. Authentic, ethical, and responsible leaders engage in constructive behaviors, whereas bully, hubristic, Machiavellian, or narrcisistic leaders engage in destructive behaviors. Effective leaders behaving constructively create organizational as well as societal benefits for local communities and beyond. 

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Ronald C. Jones
Elwin L. Jones
Year of Publication: 
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
The Journal of Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
Date Published: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
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