Home Subscribe Login Contact Us Search Journal Articles PAQ RSS Feed

PAQ Articles Search Journal Articles

Single article: City Managers’ Leadership Credibility: Explaining the Variations of Self-Other Assessments

Author: NATHAN J. GRASSE, BRIANNE HEIDBREDER and DOUGLAS M. IHRKE
Published in PAQ, Vol. 38 No. 4

Leadership skills are clearly important for city managers. Credible leaders have the potential to have a positive impact on employee attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, as well as organizational outcomes. Despite the importance of leadership and the credibility of leaders, we have little understanding of how city managers assess their own leadership credibility. In order to improve our understanding, this research explores factors that influence managers’ awareness of their credibility as leaders. Using data from Michigan municipalities, we find that both individual and organizational characteristics are correlated with a city manager’s ability to accurately assess their leadership skills when compared to their subordinates’ assessments.

Subscribers: Login to read this article

Guests: Subscribe to PAQ, or purchase individual article access for $10.
The article is not available for automatic download. We will email the article to you as a PDF file upon receiving your payment, typically within 24 hours.