Trust and leadership: Insights for an interpretation of the organisational dimension, particularly in the socio-relational and ethical perspective

Author/s Azio Barani
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/113 Language Italian
Pages 36 P. 47-82 File size 400 KB
DOI 10.3280/QUA2021-113004
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the theoretical hypothesis of a virtuous relationship between trust, (ethical) leadership and organizational development. The leadership theme is characterized by numerous studies, theories and approaches; therefore, it is not easy to arrive at a rigorous definition of leadership on which to support the subsequent steps of the analytical path. The essay therefore opens with a concise overview of the different approaches and the different theories that emerge from the literature on the subject. The central paragraphs, on the other hand, are dedicated to the analysis of the styles and socio-relational skills of the leader in order to arrive at some conclusive reflections on the virtuous ethics-relations-trust-leadership circuit for well-being and organizational development.

Keywords: organizational behaviour; leadership; trust; ethical leadership; organizational development.

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Azio Barani, Fiducia e leadership: spunti per una lettura della dimensione organizzativa, in particolare nella prospettiva socio-relazionale ed etica in "QUADERNI DI ECONOMIA DEL LAVORO" 113/2021, pp 47-82, DOI: 10.3280/QUA2021-113004