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Title: Take a “selfie” : examining how leaders emerge from leader self-awareness, self-leadership, and self-efficacy
Authors: Bracht, Eva M.
Keng-Highberger, Fong T.
Avolio, Bruce J.
Huang, Yiming
Keywords: Social sciences::Psychology
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Bracht, E. M., Keng-Highberger, F. T., Avolio, B. J. & Huang, Y. (2021). Take a “selfie” : examining how leaders emerge from leader self-awareness, self-leadership, and self-efficacy. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 635085-.
Journal: Frontiers in Psychology
Abstract: It is important to understand the processes behind how and why individuals emerge as leaders, so that the best and most capable individuals may occupy leadership positions. So far, most literature in this area has focused on individual characteristics, such as personality or cognitive ability. While interactions between individuals and context do get research attention, we still lack a comprehensive understanding of how the social context at work may help individuals to emerge as leaders. Such knowledge could make an important contribution toward getting the most capable, rather than the most dominant or narcissistic individuals, into leadership positions. In the present work, we contribute toward closing this gap by testing a mediation chain linking a leader's leader self-awareness to a follower's leadership emergence with two time-lagged studies (nstudy1 = 449, nstudy2 = 355). We found that the leader's leader self-awareness was positively related to (a) the follower's leadership emergence and (b) the follower's nomination for promotion and that both relationships were serially mediated by the follower's self-leadership and the follower's leader self-efficacy. We critically discuss our findings and provide ideas for future research.
ISSN: 1664-1078
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.635085
Schools: Nanyang Business School 
Rights: © 2021 Bracht, Keng-Highberger, Avolio and Huang. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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