Antonakis John

Antonakis John
  • Faculty of Business & Economics
    University of Lausanne

telephone: +41 (0)21 692-3438
email: john.antonakis@unil.ch


Research interests

Leadership and power, Individual differences, Social cognition, Psychometrics, Experimental and field research

Consulting

My focus is primarily on the measurement, prediction, and development of leadership. I consult to
gather data to support my research agenda and to improve the functioning of organizations. I also
deliver presentations and training workshops. My clients include governments and firms, and nonprofit
organizations operating in various business sectors and countries.

 

Publications

Journal articles

Lee, Y. T., & Antonakis, J. (in press). When Preference Is Not Satisfied but the Individual Is: How
Power Distance Affects Person-Job Fit. Journal of Management.

White, C., & Antonakis, J. (2013). Quantifying Accuracy Improvement in Sets of Pooled Judgments:
Does Dialectical Bootstrapping Work? Psychological Science, 24(1), 115-116.

Antonakis, J., Fenley, M., & Liechti, S. (2012). Learning charisma: Transform yourself into someone
people want to follow. Harvard Business Review, June, 127-130.

Antonakis, J., Day, D. V., & Schyns, B. (2012). Leadership and individual differences: At the cusp of a
renaissance. The Leadership Quarterly, 23(4), 643-650.

Fiori, M., & Antonakis, J. (2012). Selective attention to emotional stimuli: What IQ and Openness do,
and emotional intelligence does not. Intelligence, 40(3), 245-254.

Antonakis, J., Fenley, M., & Liechti, S. (2011). Can charisma can be taught? Tests of Two
Interventions. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 10(3), 374-396.

Lee, Y. T., Stettler, A., & Antonakis, J. (2011). Incremental Validity and Indirect effect of Ethical
Development on Work Performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(7), 1110-1115.

Von Wittich, D., & Antonakis, J. (2011). The KAI Cognitive Style Inventory: Was it personality all
along? Personality and Individual Differences, 50(7), 1044-1049.

Fiori, M., & Antonakis, J. (2011). The ability model of emotional intelligence: Searching for valid
measures. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(3), 329-334.

Antonakis, J., & Dietz, J. (2011a). Looking for Validity or Testing It? The Perils of Stepwise
Regression, Extreme-Scores Analysis, Heteroscedasticity, and Measurement Error. Personality
and Individual Differences, 50(3), 409-415.

Antonakis, J., & Dietz, J. (2011b). More on Testing for Validity Instead of Looking for It. Personality
and Individual Differences, 50(3), 418-421.

Antonakis, J., Bendahan, S., Jacquart, P., & Lalive, R. (2010). On making causal claims: A review and
recommendations. The Leadership Quarterly, 21(6). 1086-1120.

Antonakis, J., & Dietz, J. (2010). Emotional intelligence: On definitions, neuroscience, and
marshmallows. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 3(2), 165-170.

Antonakis, J., & Dalgas, O. (2009). Predicting elections: Child's play! Science, 323, 1183.

Antonakis, J., Ashkanasy, N. M., & Dasborough, M. (2009). Does leadership need emotional
intelligence? The Leadership Quarterly, 20(2), 247-261.

Liden, R. C., & Antonakis, J. (2009). Considering context in psychological leadership research. Human
Relations, 62(11), 1587-1605.

Antonakis, J., & Lalive, R. (2008). Quantifying scholarly impact: IQp versus the Hirsch h. Journal of
the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59(6), 956–969.

De Treville, S., & Antonakis, J. (2006). Could lean production job design be intrinsically motivating?
Contextual, configural, and levels-of-analysis issues. Journal of Operations Management,
24(2), 99-123.

Antonakis, J. (2006). Leadership: What is it and how it is implicated in strategic change? International
Journal of Management Cases, 8(4), 4-20.

De Treville, S., Antonakis, J., & Edelson, N. M. (2005). Can standard operating procedures be
motivating? Reconciling process variability issues and behavioural outcomes. Total Quality
Management & Business Excellence, 16(2), 231-241.

Antonakis, J. (2004). On why “emotional intelligence” will not predict leadership effectiveness beyond
IQ or the “big five”: An extension and rejoinder. Organizational Analysis, 12(2), 171-182.

Antonakis, J., Avolio, B. J., & Sivasubramaniam, N. (2003). Context and leadership: An examination
of the nine-factor Full-Range Leadership Theory using the Multifactor Leadership
Questionnaire. The Leadership Quarterly, 14(3), 261-295.

Antonakis, J. (2003). Why “emotional intelligence” does not predict leadership effectiveness: A
comment on Prati, Douglas, Ferris, Ammeter, and Buckley. International Journal of
Organizational Analysis, 11(4), 355-361.

Antonakis, J., & Atwater, L. (2002). Leader distance: A review and a proposed theory. The Leadership
Quarterly, 13(6), 673-704.

Book reviews in journals

Antonakis, J., & Lalive, R. (2011). Counterfactuals and causal inference: Methods and principles for
social research. Review of S. L. Morgan and C. Winship. Structural Equation Modeling, 18,
152-159.

Antonakis, J. (2003). A theory of top-level leadership: Review of S. Zaccaro: The nature of executive
leadership. Contemporary Psychology, 48(6), 784-786.

Antonakis, J. (2002) Person-perception in organizational processes: Review of M. London: How people
evaluate others in organizations. Contemporary Psychology, 47(4), 381-383.

Books

Antonakis, J., & Bouquet, C. The leadership vaccine (book in preparation).

Day, D. V., & Antonakis, J. (Eds). (2012). The nature of leadership, 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks: Sage
Publications.

Hooijberg, R., Hunt, J. G., Antonakis, J., Boal, K. B., & Lane, N. (Eds.) (2007). Being there even when
you are not: Leading through strategy, structures, and systems. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

Antonakis, J., Cianciolo, A. T. & Sternberg, R. J. (Eds.). (2004). The nature of leadership. Thousand
Oaks: Sage Publications.

Book chapters

Eagly, A. H., & Antonakis, J. (in press). Leadership. G Borgida & J. Bargh (Eds.), APA Handbook of
Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition. Washington, DC: APA Books.

Antonakis, J. (in press). Casuality. In Cooper, C. Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3rd Edition (Vol.
XI, International Management, Eds, Vodosek, M., & Den Hartog, D).

Day, D. V., & Antonakis, J. (in press). The future of leadership. In R. Lewis (Ed.), The Blackwell
Handbook of Leadership.

Antonakis, J., Bendahan, S., Jacquart, P., & Lalive, R. (in press). Causality and endogeneity: Problems
and solutions. In D.V. Day (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations.

Fairhurst, G. T., & Antonakis, J. (in press). A Research Agenda for Relational Leadership. In M. Uhl-
Bien & S. Ospina. Advancing Relational Leadership Theory: A Conversation among
Perspectives. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Antonakis, J., & Jacquart, P. (2013) The far side of leadership. In Bligh, M. C., & Riggio, R. E. When
Near is Far and Far is Near: Distance in Leader-Follower Relationships (pp. 155-187). New
York: Routledge.

Antonakis, J., & House, R. J. (in press). A re-analysis of the full-range leadership theory: The way
forward. In B. J. Avolio & F. J. Yammarino (Eds.) Transformational and charismatic
Leadership: The road ahead. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science/JAI.

Day, D. V., & Antonakis, J. (2012) Leadership: Past, present, and future. In Day, D. V., & J. Antonakis
(Eds.). The Nature of Leadership, 2nd Edition (pp. 3-25). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Antonakis, J. (2012) Transformational and Charismatic Leadership. In Day, D. V., & J. Antonakis
(Eds.). The Nature of Leadership, 2nd Edition (pp. 256-288). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Antonakis, J. (2011). Predictors of leadership: The usual suspects and the suspect traits. In A. Bryman,
D. Collinson, K. Grint, B. Jackson, M. Uhl-Bien. Sage Handbook of Leadership (pp. 269-285).
Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Antonakis, J. (2009). “Emotional intelligence”: What does it measure and does it matter for
leadership?. In G. B. Graen (Ed). LMX leadership--Game-Changing Designs: Research-Based
Tools (Vol. VII) (pp. 163-192). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Antonakis, J. (2007). Leadership and Communication: Two sides of a coin (Original title: "Führung
und Kommunikation: Zwei Seiten einer Medaille"). In A. Jaeggi & V. Egli (Eds). Internal
communication in Switzerland (pp. 27-42). Zurich: NZZ Buchverlag

Hooijberg, R., Hunt, J. G., Antonakis, J., Boal, K. B., & Lane, N. (2007). Introduction. In Hooijberg,
R., Hunt, J. G., Antonakis, J., Boal, K. B., & Lane, N. (Eds.) Being there even when you are
not: Leading through strategy, structures, and systems (pp. 1-9). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

Antonakis, J., & Hooijberg, R. (2007). Cascading vision for real commitment. In Hooijberg, R., Hunt,
J. G., Antonakis, J., Boal, K. B., & Lane, N. (Eds.) Being there even when you are not: Leading
through strategy, structures, and systems (pp. 235-249). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

Hooijberg, R., Hunt, J. G., Antonakis, J., Boal, K. B., & Lane, N. (2007). Leading through strategy,
structures, and systems: Concluding thoughts. In Hooijberg, R., Hunt, J. G., Antonakis, J., Boal,
K. B., & Lane, N. (Eds.) Being there even when you are not: Leading through strategy,
structures, and systems (295-306). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

Antonakis, J., & Autio, E. (2006). Entrepreneurship and leadership. In J. R. Baum, M. Frese, R. A.
Baron (Eds). The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, (pp. 189-208). SIOP Organizational
Frontiers Series. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Cianciolo, A., T., Antonakis, J., & Sternberg, R. J. (2004). Practical intelligence and leadership: Using
experience as a “mentor.” In D. V. Day, S. J. Zaccaro, & S. M. Halpin (Eds.). Leader
development for transforming organizations, (pp. 211-236). Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Antonakis, J., Schriesheim, C. A., Donovan, J. A., Gopalakrishna-Pillai, K., Pellegrini, E. K., &
Rossomme, J. L. (2004). Methods for studying leadership. In J. Antonakis, A. T. Cianciolo, &
R. J. Sternberg (Eds.). The nature of leadership, (pp. 48-70). Thousand Oaks: Sage
Publications.

Antonakis, J., Cianciolo, A. T. & Sternberg, R. J. (2004). Leadership: Past, present, and future. In J.
Antonakis, A. T. Cianciolo, & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.). The nature of leadership, (pp. 3-15).
Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Antonakis, J., & House, R. J. (2002). An analysis of the full-range leadership theory: The way forward.
In B. J. Avolio & F. J. Yammarino (Eds.) Transformational and charismatic Leadership: The
road ahead, (pp. 3-33). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science/JAI.

Antonakis, J. (2001). The validity of the transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership
model as measured by the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ5X). Dissertation
Abstracts International, 62(01), 233 (UMI No. 3000380), 291 pages. Winner of Walden
University Frank Dilley “Best Dissertation” award.

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