How Highly Inclusive Leaders Diminish Upward Communication Quality

3ethos co-founder Dr. John J. Sumanth's dissertation has been published to UNC's library on how highly inclusive leaders can have issues from allowing too much upward communication.

"Drawing from established literatures on motivation, social exchange and self-censorship, I propose and find evidence for an inverted U-shaped relationship between inclusive leadership and individuals' upward communication quality, such that both highly exclusive and highly inclusive leaders negatively influence the quality of comments individuals provide. In doing so, I advance established theory by providing conceptual and empirical guidance on how managers should be mindful of the benefits of inclusive leadership while recognizing its potential costs.

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