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Transformational leaders broaden and change the interests of their followers, and generate awareness and acceptance of the purposes and mission of the group.

Studies have found significant and positive relationships between transformational leadership and the amount of effort followers are willing to exert, satisfaction with the leader, ratings of job performance, and perceived effectiveness of leader.

Transformational leadership involves the uncovering of contradictions among values and between values and practice, and the realigning of values in followers.

A partial correlation analysis also revealed that the significant and positive correlation between LMX and friendliness became non-existent after controlling for transformational leadership.

A partial correlation analysis also revealed that the positive correlation between transformational leadership and reasoning became non-significant after controlling for LMX. Controlling for transformational...

Obviously, without trust and the sharing of knowledge, there will be no organizational learning since such learning is premised on willing cooperation and sharing in achieving organizational goals This argument on the centrality of trust in knowledge sharing and learning is supported by Chen who found trust to have an important influence in an organization: The findings suggest that knowledge transfer is positively affected by the explicitness of knowledge and the firm's absorptive capacity.  And that trust and adjustment have positive effects while conflict possesses a curvilinear effect on knowledge transfer performance. Trust is believed to have at least two different components: Affective and Cognitive.

Both affective and cognitive trust have received scholarly attention but have not been extensively explored for their implications on knowledge sharing and organizational learning, although there are studies that have examined other aspects of trust and organizational...

Zeus and Skiffington suggest that executive coaching is a personalized form of assistance for learning, which involves building individuals' strengths and recognizing and overcoming weaknesses.

In this study, we conducted an exploratory study to investigate the influence of executive coaching on managers' flexibility and by doing so, addressed the call to build a solid theoretical and empirical basis for executive coaching research.

According to the International Coach Federation a coach's responsibility is to discover, clarify, and align with what the leader wants to achieve, encourage leader self-discovery, elicit leader-generated solutions and strategies, and hold the leader responsible and accountable.

All of the coaches participating in the process had backgrounds in human resources and psychology and received specific executive coaching training based on ICF core coaching competencies.

Systems were in place for leaders to seek a coach change or for...