Vol. 2 No. 12 (2018): Journal of Leadership and Management

Do Transformational Leadership and Growth Mindset Impact Safety for Wilderness Work Crews? Scott Bryant

Scott Bryant
Scott Bryant, Ph.D. Professor of Management Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship Montana State University, Jabs Hall 222, Bozeman, MT 59717 e-mail: bryant@montana.edu
F. William Brown
F. William Brown Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, Montana State University, USA
Published June 29, 2018
How to Cite
Bryant, S., & Brown, F. W. (2018). Do Transformational Leadership and Growth Mindset Impact Safety for Wilderness Work Crews? Scott Bryant. Journal of Leadership and Management, 2(12). Retrieved from http://leadership.net.pl/JLM/article/view/127


We examined the relationship between a Wilderness Conservation Corp (WCC) crew leaders’ transformational leadership behaviors and growth mindset and the number of safety incidents reported for each crew leader during one summer of wilderness crew activity. We found that the older the crew leader, the fewer the number of safety incidents; the higher the level of Individual Consideration (IC) behaviors, the lower the number of safety incidents; the overall Transformational Leadership (TL) measure was negatively correlated with the number of safety incidents. Idealized Influence Attributed (IIA) and Inspirational Motivation (IM) as assessed by crew members were also negatively correlated with safety incidents. We found that overall TL was negatively correlated with growth mindset.

Keywords: transformational leadership, growth mindset, safety


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