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Assessment of Project Managers Using the Leadership Dimensions Questionnaire: An International Study
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
2006 (English)Other (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper reports findings from an international study of project managers. A sub-set of the main sample (n = 414) completed Dulewicz & Higgs’ (2005) Leadership Dimensions Questionnaire (LDQ). In particular, it examines the relationship of the LDQ dimensions to three outcome scales: Organisational Context, Leader Performance and Follower Commitment. Six hypotheses were framed to test whether Intellectual, Emotional and Managerial competencies were related to leadership performance and follower commitment. The analyses demonstrated clear linkages between LDQ dimensions and both Leader Performance and Follower Commitment. In particular, six dimensions showed very high correlations with Leadership - Vision, Strategic Perspective and Managing Resources (all Intellectual competencies); and Communication, Empowering and Developing (all Managerial competencies) – and two with self-assessed Follower Commitment - Strategic Perspective and Communication. Regarding Style and Context, just under one-half of respondents faced ‘significant change’ while a large majority currently adopt an ‘Involving’ leadership style. Two hypotheses to test whether appropriate style for the context was related to leadership performance and follower commitment were not supported. Nevertheless, the overall results provide further support for the use of the LDQ for selection and development, e.g. focusing on those leadership competences which fit the management requirements in particular types of projects, of project managers in both public and private sector organisations

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Henley Management College, Henley-on-Thames , 2006.
, Henley Working Paper Series, 0613
Keyword [en]
Project Managers, Leadership, Leadership Dimensions Questionnaire, International Project Managers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9396ISBN: 1-86181-247-7OAI: diva2:149067
Available from: 2008-03-31 Created: 2008-03-31Bibliographically approved

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