Personal Values and Executive Leadership: Global Comparisons and Practical Implications

2017-06-06T00:52:22Z (GMT) by Sarros, James C. Santora, Joseph C.
This paper examines the value orientations of executives and their linkages to leadership behaviors. The 181 executives in this study were randomly selected from the top 500 Australian companies. Value orientations of Australian executives compared with their Russian, Japanese, and Chinese counterparts reveal as many similarities as there are differences. In general, transformational leadership styles were most closely related to personal values orientations. The implications of the findings are discussed, and practical suggestions for leadership development and research are proposed.