Leader–member exchange, feelings of energy, and involvement in Creative work



This study examined how leaders create the impetus for creativity at work.
235 employees occupying a variety of jobs in Alzahra University completed surveys to assess their perceptions of the quality of their relationship with their leader (LMX), their level of energy, and their creative work involvement. SEM and regression analyses showed that LMX was positively related to employees' feelings of energy, which in turn were related to a high level of involvement in creative work. Factors that leaders should take into consideration in promoting followers' creative behaviors are discussed.