The Impact of Leadership Styles on Job Stress and Turnover Intention

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THE IMPACT OF LEADERSHIP STYLES ON JOB STRESS AND TURNOVER INTENTION – TAIWAN INSURANCE INDUSTRY AS AN EXAMPLE

Hsien-Che Lee Department of Business Management, Tatung University
40 ,Sec 3,Chung-Shan N. Rd, Taiwan City, Taiwan ROC hclee@ttu.edu.tw

Tsai-Hua Chuang Student of Graduate School of Management, Tatung University 40 ,Sec 3,Chung-Shan N. Rd, Taiwan City, Taiwan ROC teresa5797@yahoo.com.tw

ABSTRACT
For recent years, Taiwan has stepped into an aging society. Life insurance and retirement planning which have quite a lot to do with insurance industry are questions of interest. The insurance industry focuses on close contact among clients, sales people and
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Leadership is one with the most dynamic effects during individual and organizational interaction. In other words, whether a management is able to execute “collaborated effort” depends on leadership capability. The excellent leader not only inspires subordinate’s potential to enhance efficiency and also meets their requirements in the process of achieving organizational goals. Stogdill(1957) defined leadership as the individual behavior to guide a group to achieve the common target. In latter days, Richards & Engle (1986) defined leadership as about establishment of vision, value and creation of environment so that the objective can be accomplished. Definitions on leadership defined by selected authors were summarized into table 1.

Table 1 Definition of Leadership
|Year |Author |Definition of Leadership |
|1957 |Hemphill & Coons |Leadership is the individual behavior to guide a group to achieve the common |
| | |target. |
|1957 |Stogdill |Leadership is an influential activity to others or organization to achieve the |
| | |target set by the leader. |
|1969 |Bowers |Leadership
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