Embracing Leadership Behaviour to Foster Creativity: the Mediating Role of Ambidexterity
Murwani, Fulgentius Danardana
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Creativity is perceived as an intellectual power of human beings that enriches people in multiple manifestations aspects of life. There are plenty of creative ways to develop creativity, but few give good results. This paper presents a study on the role of Servant Leadership Behaviour and Transformational Leadership behaviour to develop creativity. Furthermore, the effect of Ambidexterity as the mediator between leadership behaviour and creativity is investigated and acts as the novelty of the study. The research is conducted in a Business School since business studies provide more opportunities to accomplish creative tasks. The sample size was 102 consisting of students from the final year of their study. Data collection is given directly to the students and analysed by smart PLS (Partial Least Square) and presented in tables and figures. The reliability and validity assessments are carried. The result shows that both Servant Leadership and Transformational behaviour will not provide a positive effect on Creativity unless Ambidexterity mediates them. The role of Ambidexterity as a moderator is significant. The two leaderships behaviour is proper antecedent to Ambidexterity. Practising exploration and exploitation characteristics of Ambidexterity fosters the leaders' behaviour to increase the student's creativity.