Schwarzmüller, Tanja, Prisca Brosi, Matthias Spörrle and Isabell M. Welpe

It’s the Base: Why Displaying Anger Instead of Sadness Might Increase Leaders’ Perceived Power but Worsen Their Leadership Outcomes

Journal of Business and Psychology, 32 (6): 709-691, (2017).

Copy reference link   DOI: 10.1007/s10869-016-9467-4

Abstract: Although research has shown that anger displays lead to more perceived power than sadness displays, sadness displays often result in more positive leadership outcomes than anger displays. Aiming to explain this discrepancy, we examine the specific power bases that are inferred from leaders’ anger versus sadness displays as potential explanatory mechanisms.

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