Title

Leader Levity: The Effects of a Leader's Humor Delivery on Followers' Positive Emotions and Creative Performance

Document Type

Article

Department or Administrative Unit

Management

Publication Date

5-2009

Abstract

In this paper, a leader's style of humor delivery is proposed to have an influence on followers' positive emotions (e.g., joy, contentment, pride in one's work), and subsequent creative performance. Extant literature is also presented in support of the proposition that humor delivery will have a positive effect on followers' creativity and innovation. Positive emotions are proposed to mediate the relationship between humor and creative performance.

Comments

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Journal

Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management

Rights

Copyright © 2009 Institute of Behavioral and Applied Manageme