An Exploratory Study of Full Range Leadership Model and Nonverbal Sensitivity

Marius Constantin ROMASCANU, Virgil GHEORGHE, Dan Florin STANESCU

Abstract


The current study aims at investigating the relations between full range leadership model and the nonverbal sensitivity. Specifically, the study is focused on transformational leadership, described as enhancing motivation and positive emotions of the followers, inspiring and creating a vision of the future and raising the awareness for the transcendent collective interests. The study was conducted using a survey method of 103 (30 male and 73 female) master students from a Romanian public university. All participants already had a job when we conducted the research although their work experience was limited. The relevant data were gathered using the Profile of Nonverbal Sensitivity (PONS) and The Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ). The results showed significant positive correlations between transformational leadership and total scores of nonverbal sensitivity, whilst passive leadership style indicates significant negative correlations with total scores of nonverbal sensitivity. No significant correlations were found between transactional leadership and nonverbal sensitivity. Furthermore, the body channel of nonverbal sensitivity was positively related with leadership effectiveness. The implications with regard to theoretical research and organizational practice are also discussed. 

How to cite: Romascanu. M. C., Gheorghe, V. & Stanescu, D. F. (2017). An Exploratory Study of Full Range Leadership Model and Nonverbal Sensitivity. Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty, Section: Social Sciences, VI(1), 83-94. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18662/lumenss.2017.0601.08



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full range leadership model, nonverbal sensitivity

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