Document Type : Original Research Manuscripts


1 Ph.D. student in public administration, Isfahan Islamic Azad University (Khorasgan), Isfahan, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Governance, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Isfahan Islamic Azad University (Khorasgan), Isfahan, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Management, Isfahan Islamic Azad University (Khorasgan), Isfahan, Iran.


Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to provide a model of Engaging leadership using a qualitative meta-synthesis approach.
Method: The present research was conducted using the meta-synthesis method; Therefore, in the first step, 50 sources were obtained through a comprehensive search of sources, from which 27 articles related to the qualitative research method were selected in a 3-step refinement; And the concepts were extracted from the articles and by rereading the concepts, the categories were extracted from them and finally 10 dimensions and 70 categories were extracted and the final model was compiled.
Findings: Based on the findings, inspiring leadership is based on ten dimensions: employee attitude, well-being at work, employee performance, strengthening commitment, continuous development of educational skills, engaging job and participation, spiritual support, engaging work environment, and satisfying psychological needs.
Conclusion: The results show that Engaging leaders meet the needs of their followers in this way for communication; finally, by inspiring employees, engaging leaders acknowledge their personal contribution to the overall goal of the team or organization. Engaging leadership, due to its unique capabilities in creating conflict and people's enthusiasm at work, as an emerging concept, can increase the ability to face the challenges of companies. Knowledge-based to be effective.