A benevolance-dominant leadership style improves employee performance
Be nice to your employees, and they perform better - management science news

A new study revealed that showing compassion to subordinates almost always pays off, especially when combined with the enforcement of clear goals. Employees work better if they feel that their leaders or bosses actually care about their wellbeing. These results were found in a group of nearly 1,000 members of the Taiwanese army, and almost 200 Americans with a full time job. It might be surprising to see the same results in two culturally very different groups. Apparently, culture and work place do not influence the way employees look at their leaders.

Read the full story: Binghamton University
Scientific publication: The Leadership Quarterly