Workshop Series: Fred Walumbwa

15 June, 2012 - 10:30 to 12:00
Duhig Library Conference Room (turn left at entry level, Level 1, Duhig Building.

Abstract:

This study tests the influence of servant leadership on two group climates, employee attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior. Results from a sample of 815 employees and 123 immediate supervisors revealed that commitment to the supervisor, self-efficacy, procedural justice climate, and service climate partially mediated the relationship between servant leadership and organizational citizenship behavior. Cross-level interaction results revealed that procedural justice climate and positive service climate amplified the influence of commitment to the supervisor on organizational citizenship behavior. Implications of these results for theory and practice, and directions for future research are discussed.

Fred Walumbwa, Associate Professor, WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, USA

Fred Walumbwa (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is currently an Associate Professor of Management at the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. He also serves as a Senior Research Advisor for the Washington-based Gallup Organization and is currently the Series Editor, Monographs in Leadership and Management, Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Fred's research interest focuses on positive forms of leadership, including authentic, ethical, servant and transformational leadership. Here he investigates antecedents, conditions, and processes by which effective leaders emerge, evolve and develop, and their impact on important individual, group and organizational outcomes. The second research stream focuses on how and when individual and contextual factors such as human capital, organizational culture, climate, justice and politics, individual differences such as personality and values, high performance work systems, and social networks impact individual, group and organizational outcomes.