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Growing self-leaders: the role of motivating language

Growing self-leaders: the role of motivating language PurposeThis paper aims to examine how leader communication can help foster an employee’s ability to set and achieve goals and align these goals with organizationally relevant purposes.Design/methodology/approachTo better understand this process, the authors use two well-supported theories – motivating language to provide a framework for understanding leader communication and self-leadership to examine employee goal setting.FindingsExamining these two theories together has resulted in a practical, theory-based guide for how managers can use leader communication to improve workplace results.Originality/valueThis paper offers researchers a new lens through which to view workplace practices in organizations driven by innovation and knowledge management, and a framework for managers and consultants to develop methods for inspiring and guiding workers toward improved organizational performance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Development and Learning in Organizations Emerald Publishing

Growing self-leaders: the role of motivating language

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1477-7282
DOI
10.1108/DLO-03-2016-0025
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to examine how leader communication can help foster an employee’s ability to set and achieve goals and align these goals with organizationally relevant purposes.Design/methodology/approachTo better understand this process, the authors use two well-supported theories – motivating language to provide a framework for understanding leader communication and self-leadership to examine employee goal setting.FindingsExamining these two theories together has resulted in a practical, theory-based guide for how managers can use leader communication to improve workplace results.Originality/valueThis paper offers researchers a new lens through which to view workplace practices in organizations driven by innovation and knowledge management, and a framework for managers and consultants to develop methods for inspiring and guiding workers toward improved organizational performance.

Journal

Development and Learning in OrganizationsEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 5, 2016

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