Exploring the link between integrated leadership and public sector performance

Sergio Fernandez, Yoon Jik Cho, James L. Perry

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This study develops the concept of integrated leadership in the public sector. Integrated leadership is conceived as the combination of five leadership roles that are performed collectively by employees and managers at different levels of the hierarchy. The leadership roles are task-, relations-, change-, diversity-, and integrity-oriented leadership. Using data from the Federal Human Capital Survey and Program Assessment Rating Tool, we analyze the relationship between integrated leadership and federal program performance. The findings from the empirical analysis indicate that integrated leadership has a positive and sizeable effect on the performance of federal sub-agencies. The study concludes with a discussion of the implications of the findings and limitations of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-323
Number of pages16
JournalLeadership Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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