Research Article

Exploring the Effects of Leadership Behaviors on Employees’ Supervisory Ambition

Author: Jennifer Gao

The relationship between leadership behaviors and employees’ supervisory ambition was examined. Data were collected from 223 full-time, line-level employees in a manufacturing firm in southern China. Results revealed that four leadership behaviors (i.e., Monitor, producer, consideration for others and trust in others) are positively and significantly related to employees’ supervisory ambition. Regression analyses revealed producer and trust in others to be significant predictors of supervisory ambition. Implications for management were discussed