Authentic leadership and high-performance human resource practices: Implications for work engagement

Elizabeth Karam, William Gardner, Daniel Gullifor, Lori Tribble, Mingwei Li

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Copyright © 2017 by Emerald Publishing Limited. Academic and practitioner attention to the constructs of authentic leadership and work engagement and their implications for organizations has grown dramatically over the past decade. Consideration of the implications of these constructs for high-performance human resource practices (HPHRP) is limited, however. In this monograph, we present a conceptual model that integrates authentic leadership/followership theory with theory and research on HPHRP. Then, we apply this model to systematically consider the implications of skill-enhancing, motivation-enhancing, and opportunity-enhancing HR practices in combination with authentic leadership for authentic followership, follower work engagement, and follower performance. We contend that authentic leadership, through various influences processes, promotes HPHRP, and vice versa, to help foster enhanced work engagement. By cultivating greater work engagement, individuals are motivated to bring t
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017


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