By William A. Gentry
Center for Creative Leadership
John J. Sosik
The Pennsylvania State University
Managers are now focusing on developmental relationships by providing career-related mentoring to their direct reports, but research is lacking in showing whether such mentoring is in fact related to outcomes that benefit the manager. This study investigates whether self- and direct report ratings of the extent to which focal-managers provide career-related mentoring are associated with perceptions of their promotability as perceived by their bosses (n=1623) and peers (n=1597).
Gentry, William A., & Sosik, J. J. (2010). Developmental relationships and managerial promotability in organizations: A multisource study. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 77 (2), 266–278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2010.04.010