Venus, Merlin; Russell E. Johnson, Shuxia Zhang, Xiao-Hua (Frank) Wang, Klodiana Lanaj
Journal of Management
2018-02-28
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0149206318761576
Despite the importance of leader vision communication to effective leadership, little is known about what prompts leaders to communicate a vision in the first place. Drawing from construal level theory, we examined the within-person relationship of leader construal level in the morning with vision communication during that workday. Leadership self-identity, or the extent to which “being a leader” is central to one’s self-concept, was specified as a cross-level moderator of the daily construal level–vision communication relationship.