This study describes the development of a measure of the nature of bad leadership in organisations. We then use scales developed from that measure in cluster analysis to empirically derive a taxonomy of bad leaders. Data were obtained through a web-based survey that generated 717 respondents. Based on follower perceptions, the results identified seven types of bad leaders based on behaviour-focused scales and seven types of bad leaders identified were not "all bad" but rather perceived as extreme on just one or two characteristics.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 10th International human resource management conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Celebrate the tapestry: Diversity in the modern global organization|
|Editors||W Scroggins, C Gomez, P G Benson, R L Oliver|
|Place of Publication||New Mexico|
|Publisher||NMSU College of Business|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||International Human Resource Conference: Celebrate the tapestry: diversity in the modern global organization - Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States|
Duration: 21 Jun 2009 → 24 Jun 2009
Conference number: 10th
|Conference||International Human Resource Conference|
|City||Santa Fe, New Mexico|
|Period||21/06/09 → 24/06/09|
Shaw, J. B., & Erickson, A. (2009). Measuring bad leadership in organisations. In W. Scroggins, C. Gomez, P. G. Benson, & R. L. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of 10th International human resource management conference: Celebrate the tapestry: Diversity in the modern global organization New Mexico: NMSU College of Business.