Transformational leadership and shared values: The building blocks of trust

Gillespie, N. and Mann, L. (2004) Transformational leadership and shared values: The building blocks of trust. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 19 6: 588-607. doi:10.1108/02683940410551507

Author Gillespie, N.
Mann, L.
Title Transformational leadership and shared values: The building blocks of trust
Journal name Journal of Managerial Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-3946
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/02683940410551507
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 19
Issue 6
Start page 588
End page 607
Total pages 20
Place of publication Bradford, U.K.
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Language eng
Subject 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Formatted abstract
Interpersonal trust is central to sustaining team effectiveness. Whilst leaders play the primary role in establishing and developing trust, little research has examined the specific leadership practices which engender trust toward team leaders. This study investigated the relationship between a set of leadership practices (transformational, transactional, and consultative) and members’ trust in their leader, in research and development (R&D) teams. Useable questionnaires were completed by 83 team members drawn from 33 R&D project teams. Three factors together predicted 67% of the variance in team members’ trust towards leaders: namely, consulting team members when making decisions, communicating a collective vision, and sharing common values with the leader. Trust in the leader was also strongly associated with the leader’s effectiveness. The implications of these findings for leadership development, team building and future research are discussed.
© Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Keyword Trust
Research and development
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes Selected for inclusion and reprinting in R. Bachmann & A. Zaheer (Eds.) (2008). Landmark Papers in Trust. Edward Elgar.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Mon, 08 Mar 2010, 09:01:24 EST by Ms Nicole Gillespie on behalf of UQ Business School