Strategic Leadership: The GLOBE Study of CEO Leadership Behavior and Effectiveness Across Cultures is the third volume in a three-part series showcasing the multinational, multi-year, multi-phase research undertaken by the GLOBE team.
CEO Leadership Effectiveness across Cultures: Superior and Inferior CEOs
In Chapters 5 and 9, we presented a methodology to measure the fit between CLT and CEO behavior in each country. The methodology used two different but related aspects of fit and created a fit index. We then showed the relationship between the fit index and CEO effectiveness. We showed that the Gestalt Fit between CEO behavior and culturally endorsed implicit leadership theory (CLT) predicts CEO effectiveness in terms of Top Management Team (TMT) Dedication and in terms of the firm's competitive performance. In sum, our findings are quite clear that how a CEO behaves and how his/her behavior compares to the societal expectations are both important. For example, ...