Developing diverse leaders: A Leader-Member Exchange approach

Terri A. Scandura, Melenie J. Lankau

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The Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) process has been linked to the effective development of leaders, as well as outcomes for individuals and organizations such as performance and turnover. The basis for LMX is the working relationship, yet the LMX literature does not address the potential role that gender and race relations may play in the LMX development process. In this paper, current perspectives on diversity are integrated with LMX theory to extend the framework for the investigation of social psychological processes in diverse leader-member dyads. Implications for this framework of future research on LMX are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-263
Number of pages21
JournalLeadership Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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