Why Does Transformational Leadership Impact Motivation?

Dr. Christopher Neck of Arizona State University

Why does transformational leadership impact employee motivation?

Learn about the role of self-leadership in a new podcast from the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. Dr. Christopher Neck of Arizona State University discusses his article, “The Relation Between Self-Leadership and Transformational Leadership: Competing Models and the Moderating Role of Virtuality,” published in the February 2012 issue of JLOS and co-authored by Panja Andressen of the German Aerospace Center and Udo Konradt of the University of Kiel. Click here to play the podcast, here to subscribe on iTunes and here to read the article.

Dr. Christopher P. Neck is an Associate Professor of Management at Arizona State University, where he holds the title “University Master Teacher.” From 1994 to 2009, he was part of the Pamplin College of Business faculty at Virginia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Management from Arizona State University and his M.B.A. from Louisiana State University. Neck is author of the books Fit To Lead: The Proven 8-week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Career (2004, St. Martin’s Press), Mastering Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence, 6th edition (2013, Pearson), The Wisdom of Solomon at Work (2001, Berrett-Koehler), For Team Members Only: Making Your Workplace Team Productive and Hassle-Free (1997, Amacom Books), and Medicine for the Mind: Healing Words to Help You Soar, 4th Edition (Wiley, 2012). Dr. Neck’s research specialties include employee/executive fitness, self-leadership, leadership, group decision-making processes, and self-managing teams. He has over ninety publications in the form of books, chapters, and articles in various journals. Some of the outlets in which Neck’s work has appeared include Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, The Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, The Journal of Managerial Psychology, Executive Excellence, Human Relations, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Journal of Leadership Studies, Educational Leadership, and The Commercial Law Journal.

Ken Thompson, Ph.D.

Ken Thompson, Ph.D., is professor and the former chair of management at DePaul University, where he has been on staff since 1986. He has co-authored four books, contributed to six others, and has been published in a number of journals including the Academy of Management Executive, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Social Psychology, Human Relations, and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies where he is senior editor. Ken is a member of the National Academy of Management. Most recently, he was chair of the Management Education and Development Division and served on the governance board of the Organizational Behavior Division. Ken has also been active in various local and regional positions, including president and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Midwest Academy of Management.

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