Leadership and Group Dynamics

Leadership is often cited as being highly influential in shaping people’s experiences. The leadership literature attests to the importance of leadership predicting outcomes across a variety of contexts (e.g., the military, organisational policy, the public sector, and business). IPEPs work has examined how transformational leadership can encourage followers to perform beyond their expectations.

Allied to our work on leadership, IPEP also investigate how group dynamics are impacted by the leader and how group dynamics are impacted by other personality variables. 

Example Publications:

Shi, X., Kavussanu, M., Cooke, A., McIntyre, D., & Ring, C. (2021). I’m worth more than you! Effects of reward interdependence on performance, cohesion, emotion and effort during team competitionPsychology of Sport and Exercise.

Hardy, J., Benson, A. J., & Boulter, M. (2020). Personality and team effectiveness. In The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 426-438). Routledge.

Ong, C. W., Roberts, R., Arthur, C., Woodman, T., & Akehurst, S. (2016). The Leader Ship is Sinking: A Temporal Investigation of Narcissistic LeadershipJournal of Personality84(2), 237-247. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12155

Hardy, J. T., Benson, A., & Hardy, B. E. (2016). Contextualizing leaders’ interpretations of proactive followershipJournal of Organizational Behavior37, 949-966. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2077

Cronin, L. D., Arthur, C. A., Hardy, J. T., & Callow, N. (2015). Transformational Leadership and Task Cohesion in Sport: The Mediating Role of Inside SacrificeJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology37, 23-36. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2014-0116