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Developmental stability and leadership effectiveness. / Senior, C; Martin, R; Thomas, G.; Topakas, A; West, Michael; Yeats, R.

In: The Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 2, 04.2012, p. 281-291.

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Senior, C, Martin, R, Thomas, G, Topakas, A, West, M & Yeats, R 2012, 'Developmental stability and leadership effectiveness', The Leadership Quarterly, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 281-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.08.005

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Senior, C., Martin, R., Thomas, G., Topakas, A., West, M., & Yeats, R. (2012). Developmental stability and leadership effectiveness. The Leadership Quarterly, 23(2), 281-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.08.005

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Senior C, Martin R, Thomas G, Topakas A, West M, Yeats R. Developmental stability and leadership effectiveness. The Leadership Quarterly. 2012 Apr;23(2):281-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.08.005

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Senior, C ; Martin, R ; Thomas, G. ; Topakas, A ; West, Michael ; Yeats, R. / Developmental stability and leadership effectiveness. In: The Leadership Quarterly. 2012 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 281-291.

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