Can a Leader Be Too Appreciative?

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ABSTRACT

Authors Kaplan and Kaiser have postulated that too much of a good thing – such as being too appreciative – can actually be detrimental to both the individual and the organisation. However, a more recent study by Charlotte Crisp has found there cannot be too much appreciative leadership if the aim is to increase work engagement.

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Author: Freddie Crous

Freddie Crous is Head of the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg. He is known for his contributions to Positive Industrial Psychology in general and in particular for applying Appreciative Inquiry in his personal life, teaching, research and consulting.

Contact: fcrous@uj.ac.za

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