[Journal:] Journal of Applied Leadership and Management [ISSN:] 2194-9522 [Volume:] 5 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] [Pages:] 62-75
Research Question: What are the differences and similarities between employees of Generation X and Gen-eration Y and do these generations prefer different emotional leadership styles? Methods: Empirical study across different organizations using an online survey to examine potential dif-ferences in the emotional leadership style preferences of Generation X and Y. Results: The results of the theoretical part demonstrate an increasing tendency of similarities between Generation X and Y with respect to work factors and work values. Furthermore, the results of the empirical part demonstrate statistically significant differences between these generational cohorts concerning the visionary leadership style, which is preferred by Generation Y.
Generation X Generation Y Leadership emotional leadership styles