Perceived Leader Effectiveness across Organizational Roles: Exploratory Evidence from Central Eurasia
Keywords:Role Perceptions, Leader Effectiveness, SYMLOG, Central Eurasia
SYMLOG methodology was used by a sample of respondents from Central Eurasia to rate their perceptions of the values shown in the behavior of leaders occupying three kinds of organizational roles: (1) chief executive officers of business enterprises, NGO’s, or key governmental agencies; (2) immediate supervisors of the respondents in their respective organizations; and (3) country leaders or Heads of State (e.g., President, Prime Minister, etc.) of the respondents’ home country. Respondents were participants who took part in a two-week leadership development program in their region. Respondents also rated the leaders’ role performance and their satisfaction with the leaders. Respondents who categorized themselves as transformational leaders evaluated the supervisor role occupants as most effective while non-transformational leaders perceived the CEO role occupants to be most effective. The results are discussed in light of future needs for crosscultural leadership research.