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Motivating Language Theory

Effective Leader Talk in the Workplace

  • Jacqueline Mayfield
  • Milton Mayfield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jacqueline Mayfield, Milton Mayfield
    Pages 1-7
  3. Jacqueline Mayfield, Milton Mayfield
    Pages 9-22
  4. Jacqueline Mayfield, Milton Mayfield
    Pages 23-34
  5. Jacqueline Mayfield, Milton Mayfield
    Pages 35-48
  6. Jacqueline Mayfield, Milton Mayfield
    Pages 49-63
  7. Milton Mayfield, Jacqueline Mayfield
    Pages 65-73
  8. Milton Mayfield, Jacqueline Mayfield
    Pages 75-94
  9. Milton Mayfield, Jacqueline Mayfield
    Pages 95-109
  10. Milton Mayfield, Jacqueline Mayfield
    Pages 111-135
  11. Milton Mayfield, Jacqueline Mayfield
    Pages 137-144
  12. Jacqueline Mayfield, Milton Mayfield
    Pages 145-159
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book

Introduction


This book presents the findings, applications, and theoretical underpinnings of a unique leadership communication model: motivating language theory. Drawing from management, social science, and communication theories, motivating language theory demonstrates how leader-to-follower speech improves employee and organizational well-being and drives positive workplace outcomes (such as employee performance, retention, and job satisfaction) in a wide array of settings. It presents an integrated model based on empirical findings and theoretical developments from the past three decades to explore the three dimensions of motivating language: direction giving language, empathetic language, and meaning-making language. It will be a comprehensive source for its empirical relationships, generalizability, theoretical basis, and future directions for research and practice. 

Keywords

speech acts theory organizational culture organizational commitment leader communication meaning-making language empathetic language sense-making task clarity job satisfaction scale development positive organizational behavior

Authors and affiliations

  • Jacqueline Mayfield
    • 1
  • Milton Mayfield
    • 2
  1. 1.Texas A&M International University CotullaUSA
  2. 2.Texas A & M International University CotullaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66930-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66929-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66930-4
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