Taking an Actor-centric Perspective: Consequences of Leadership Behaviors for the People Who Perform Them



 We know a great deal about how various organizational behaviors (e.g., citizenship and ethical behaviors) impact recipients. What is less clear, however, are the consequences of these behaviors for the actors who perform them. In this talk I adopt an actor-focused perspective concerning leader behaviors, and discuss the self-regulation consequences for managers who engage in servant and ethical leader behaviors. As it turns out, there are some potential challenges and costs for managers who exhibit servant and ethical leader behaviors (e.g., reduced self-control and greater moral license). Results from two studies will be presented that illustrate some of these challenges.