'Follow the leader? The bright and dark sides of charismatic and ethical leadership.'

Presenter: Prof Deanne N Den Hartog

Event information: Wednesday 17 June 2015, 6.00pm, Bradley Forum, UniSA City West campus 

In today's competitive global economy, organisations need employees to be creative, forward-thinking, and willing to contribute, yet recent ethical failures in many industries have also highlighted the need to be attentive to ethical issues in the workplace. Organisations look to leaders at all levels to steer employee behaviour toward these aims through their charismatic and ethical leader behaviour.

Based on her latest research, Professor Deanne Den Hartog will discuss the brighter, but also the problematic, sides of charismatic and ethical leadership to explain when these leadership styles have positive effects, have no effects and even backfire.


Deanne is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Head of the Human Resource Management and  Organizational Behaviour Section of the Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She received her PhD from the VU University in Amsterdam.  Her research interests include charismatic, ethical and cross-cultural leadership processes as well as proactive, cooperative, and innovative employee behaviour, trust, and HRM. Deanne has published widely on these topics and serves on the editorial board of several journals including the Journal of Management and the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Leadership  Quarterly