Survival of the Fittest: Analysing the Triangulation of Employee Mindfulness and Authentic Leadership and Organizational Intelligence
This study focuses on the relationship authentic leadership, employee mindfulness, and organizational intelligence in the backdrop of social exchange theory and complex system theory. The paper examines the direct and indirect effect of authentic leadership on organizational intelligence with the mediating role of employee mindfulness using Preacher and Hayes (2014) process macro, model four. Hypothesized relationships data is collected cross-sectionally in a natural environment from 342 employees from the NGO sector of Pakistan via a simple random sampling technique. Statistical analysis including correlation and regression indicates a positive relationship between authentic leadership and organizational intelligence both directly and indirectly. A shift in the strength of variance is observed in the direct relationship after the introduction of the mediating variable, confirming the mediating role of employee mindfulness. Employee mindfulness independently indicates a much stronger variance on organizational intelligence compared to authentic leadership explaining high levels of contribution of employee mindfulness in achieving organizational intelligence.