Conversations at Work: The Effects of Leader-Member Conversational Quality

Author(s), Title and Publication Jian, G., & Dalisay, F. (2017). Conversation at work: The effects of leader-member conversational quality. Communication Research, 44(2), 177-197. DOI: 10.1177/0093650214565924 Summary Conversation is an undoubtedly, an important component of leadership; this study explores the relationship between leadership conversation practices, their quality and their impact on organizational outcomes. Quality conversations between […]

Looking at Favorable and Unfavorable Superior-Subordinate Relationships Through Dominance and Affiliation Lenses

Authors, Title and Publication McWorthy, L., & Henningsen, D. D. (2014). Looking at favorable and unfavorable superior-subordinate relationships through dominance and affiliation lenses. International Journal of Business Communication, 51(2), 123-137. Using relational framing theory, this study examined factors that influence judgments subordinates make about the quality of their supervisors. According to this theory, two dimensions—dominance-submission and affiliation-disaffiliation—guide […]

It’s Not What You Say, It’s the Way That You Say It: How Relationships Affect Performance Ratings

Topic: Leader-Member Exchange; Upward Communications Authors, Title and Publication Geertshuis, S. A., Morrison, R. L., & Cooper-Thomas, H. D. (2015). It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it: The mediating effect of upward influencing communications on the relationship between leader-member exchange and performance ratings. Journal of Business Communication, 52(2), 228-245. This study […]

Examining the “Exchange” in Leader-Member Exchange

Topic: Leader-Member Exchange and Turnover Author(s), Title and Publication Sherman, K. E., Kennedy, D. M., Woodard, M. S., & McComb, S. A. (2012). Examining the “Exchange” in Leader-Member Exchange. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 18(1), 1–17. Summary According to leader-member exchange theory (LMX), leaders develop separate exchange relationships with each of their members, with […]