A funny thing happened on the way to the bottom line

Humor as a moderator of leadership style effects

Bruce J. Avolio, Jane M. Howell, John Joseph Sosik

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Abstract

In this study, we examined the links between leadership style, the use of humor, and two measures of performance. Results indicated that leadership style was moderated by the use of humor in its relationship with individual and unit-level performance. Implications for further research on the use of humor by leaders are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-227
Number of pages9
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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In: Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 42, No. 2, 01.01.1999, p. 219-227.

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