The causes of leader workplace aggression

Research Briefing

Keywords: leader, leadership, leadership development, workplace aggression, leader workplace aggression, leader aggression

Whilst interest in leadership research remains strong, there has been little research around leader workplace aggression. A number of recent surveys estimate that approximately half of all US workers have experienced some form of aggression from their leader or manager, often in the form of verbal abuse, passive aggressive behaviours et cetera.

A number of studies found that mistreatment by leaders and managers has a significantly negative impact both within the victim and also in terms of work and organisational outcomes.

The new (2018) systematic review of the current literature has just been published by researchers from University of Pennsylvania looking at the issue of leader workplace aggression.

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