The contagious leader: impact of the leader's mood on the mood of group members, group affective tone, and group processes.

  title={The contagious leader: impact of the leader's mood on the mood of group members, group affective tone, and group processes.},
  author={Thomas Sy and St{\'e}phane C{\^o}t{\'e} and Richard Saavedra},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={90 2},
The present study examined the effects of leaders' mood on (a) the mood of individual group members, (b) the affective tone of groups, and (c) 3 group processes: coordination, effort expenditure, and task strategy. On the basis of a mood contagion model, the authors found that when leaders were in a positive mood, in comparison to a negative mood, (a) individual group members experienced more positive and less negative mood, and (b) groups had a more positive and a less negative affective tone… 

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