Impact of Servant Leadership on Performance: The Mediating Role of Affective and Cognitive Trust

  title={Impact of Servant Leadership on Performance: The Mediating Role of Affective and Cognitive Trust},
  author={Farida Saleem and Yingying Zhang and C. Gopinath and Ahmad Adeel},
  journal={SAGE Open},
Servant leadership style has drawn much attention in the last decade to leadership studies on account of its focus on serving others first. Extant literature calls for a better understanding of the underlying mechanism for servant leadership to positively influence performance within an organization. We position servant leadership to contribute to firms’ sustainable performance, by empirically studying the mediating mechanism of bi-dimensional trust, namely affective and cognitive trust… 

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