Economic Themes (2010) 48 (4) 8, 591-605


Snežana Vujović

Abstract: The theory of emotional events is based on unique ideas that attribute a leader a significant role in creating organizational environments. Through behavior demonstrated in the interaction with those who are managed, a leader influences the positive and negative emotional events in the organization, directly impacting on the formation of attitudes of employees towards work and the organization they belong to. Proceeding from this insight, the paper shows that the application of transformational leadership model (idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation and individual matter) and the intelligent use of positive emotions in business provide the encouragement of positive mood among employees and in accordance with it, the demonstration of positive emotional reactions towards the job and the organization as a whole. Job satisfaction and organizational commitment as well as positive changes in the attitudes of employees are considered as key performance indicators of a transformational style of leadership.

Keywords:  transformational leadership; positive emotions; attitudes of employees; job satisfaction; organizational commitment

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