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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2017, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (8): 1375-1386.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01375

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 Narcissistic leader versus humble leader: A perspective from cross-culture management

 MAMAT Marhaba; LI Ye; WANG Hui   

  1.  (Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China)
  • Received:2016-10-07 Online:2017-08-15 Published:2017-06-25
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Abstract:  The conceptual differences of the humble and narcissistic leaderships lie in self-cognition, attitude towards others, motivation, emotion, and behavioral characteristics. And the humble and narcissistic leaderships have advantages and disadvantages in leadership effectiveness, employees’ performance and organizational development. In addition, the relationship between the humble and narcissistic leaderships is that they are independent and can coexist. Based on the perspective from cross-culture management, researches have suggested that there are potential cultural differences between the humble and narcissistic leaderships, they have different formation basis and different implicit leadership theories. At last, they both are the result of cultural adaptation. Future research should focus on the cultural specificity, the antecedent variables, the research paradigm development, and the dynamic construction of cultural influence as well as the role of cultural identity in the humble and narcissistic leadership field.

Key words:  narcissistic leader, humble leader, cross-culture management

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