Leadership styles and organizational learning in community clinics

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Purpose - The correlation between organizational unit managers' leadership styles and the level of organizational learning in their units was tested. Design/methodology/approach - A positive correlation was hypothesized between transformational leadership and organizational learning as manifested by organizational learning mechanisms - OLMs (the structural component) and by organizational learning values (the cultural component). The research was conducted at 44 community clinics of a health-care organization in Israel. Findings - The findings attested to the central role of organizational leaders in etermining the effectiveness of organizational learning. The theoretical, methodological, and practical implications of the findings are discussed. Originality/value - Suggests that, in addition to separating the sources of reporting, and increasing the number of measures, future studies should also extend the research to different kinds of organizations, addressing different purposes, environments, work forces, and so forth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-70
Number of pages14
JournalLearning Organization
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005


  • Learning methods
  • Transformational leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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