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Leadership: A Mixed-Method Case Study To Explore The Behaviors A Consultancy Firm Managing Partner Uses To Create Meaning In Their Leadership—For Themselves And Their Followers—Through Character, Relationships, Inspiration, Vision, And Wisdom, Robert J. Mancuso 2017 Brandman University

Leadership: A Mixed-Method Case Study To Explore The Behaviors A Consultancy Firm Managing Partner Uses To Create Meaning In Their Leadership—For Themselves And Their Followers—Through Character, Relationships, Inspiration, Vision, And Wisdom, Robert J. Mancuso

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this mixed-method case study was to identify and describe the behaviors that exemplary consulting-firm Managing Partners use to create personal and organizational meaning for themselves and their followers through character, vision, relationships, wisdom and inspiration. In addition, it was the purpose of this study to determine the degree of importance which followers assign to the behaviors related to vision, character, relationships, wisdom and inspiration help to create personal and organizational meaning. Methodology: This study is part of a thematic exploratory mixed-methods case study. Its focus is exemplar consulting-firm Managing Partners, and it is conducted in two ...


How To Restructure And Optimize A Mid-Market It Department For Aqilitv, Kelly Kleinfelder 2017 La Salle University

How To Restructure And Optimize A Mid-Market It Department For Aqilitv, Kelly Kleinfelder

Mathematics and Computer Science Capstones

Mid-market IT departments must operate in a lean manner while providing top-notch support and administration to the business units, all while being agile to keep up with new technologies. Too often, these IT departments are under-staffed or staffed in a manner that is mis-aligned with business needs. Therefore, customer service suffers in the form of lengthy wait times, a loss of trust and respect for the IT organization and the emergence of shadow IT.

This paper will detail how one mid-size enterprise restructured its IT department to provide better service and alignment to business units, while keeping staffing levels the ...


Pilot Source Study 2015: A Comparison Of Performance At Part 121 Regional Airlines Between Pilots Hired Before The U.S. Congress Passed Public Law 111-216 And Pilots Hired After The Law’S Effective Date, MaryJo O. Smith, Guy M. Smith, Elizabeth Bjerke, Cody Christensen, Thomas Q. Carney, Paul A. Craig, Mary Niemczyk 2017 Ypsilon Associates

Pilot Source Study 2015: A Comparison Of Performance At Part 121 Regional Airlines Between Pilots Hired Before The U.S. Congress Passed Public Law 111-216 And Pilots Hired After The Law’S Effective Date, Maryjo O. Smith, Guy M. Smith, Elizabeth Bjerke, Cody Christensen, Thomas Q. Carney, Paul A. Craig, Mary Niemczyk

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

This article is the third in a series of reports called Pilot Source Study 2015. In 2010, when the U.S. Congress considered dramatic changes to airline pilot qualifications, researchers from the ‘‘Pilot Source Study 2010’’ sampled pilots from six regional airlines to investigate how pilots’ backgrounds affected their performance in airline training. In 2012, when the FAA proposed rulemaking to implement Public Law 111-216, the ‘‘Pilot Source Study 2012’’ researchers repeated the study with a new sample of pilots from seven different regional airlines. Data from these two studies were combined into a Pre-Law dataset. On August 1, 2013 ...


Correcting Millennials Work Performance, Timothy Izzo 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Correcting Millennials Work Performance, Timothy Izzo

Instructional Design Capstones Collection

Millennials are the fastest growing segment in the workforce today. There are many different stigmas and ideas about this current work generation. They have lived with the Internet their entire lives. Papers claim this workforce is so connected that they need to be constantly stimulated. This paper looks into the stigmas to see if they are true and whether our training program should be Computer Based Training (CBT). A segment of our learners, predominantly aged 22-28 is having trouble applying the sales techniques we teach. Unsure if this is a training issue or a generational issue, we sent out a ...


Exploring Millennial Generation Employees’ And Managements’ Perspectives Of The Potential Overuse Of Smartphones In The Workplace By The Millennial Generation, Brooke Kincade 2017 University of Texas at Tyler

Exploring Millennial Generation Employees’ And Managements’ Perspectives Of The Potential Overuse Of Smartphones In The Workplace By The Millennial Generation, Brooke Kincade

Human Resource Development Theses and Dissertations

The Millennial Generation is entering the workforce at a rapid rate. This generation has grown up with technology and many Millennials have smartphones. As a result of the Millennial Generations knowledge and desire to use a smartphone, many organizations have begun exploring ways to embrace or combat smartphone behavior; however, many organizations are still struggling to recognize and understand the implications to both the employee and the company. This research study explored the potential overuse of smartphones in the workplace by the Millennial Generation. The study described the specific use of smartphones by this Generation to better understand whether they ...


The Knowledge Worker And Upskilling: Can Instructional Design Frameworks Help?, Susan W. Brown 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Knowledge Worker And Upskilling: Can Instructional Design Frameworks Help?, Susan W. Brown

Instructional Design Capstones Collection

This paper explores how knowledge workers face uncertainties in the job market and how workers sustain a decades-long career in the midst of technology changes and globalization pressures. In particular, this paper asks how knowledge workers self-assess knowledge gaps, discover appropriate learning opportunities, demonstrate mastery, and promote credentials across decades-long careers. Interviews with 8 knowledge workers in educational publishing, an industry undergoing workforce changes due to market disruption, provides real-world context to this research question. Taking into account various theoretical frameworks offered for adult education and also reviewing the realities of the postmodern workplace, the paper outlines the hurdles impairing ...


The Dynamics Of Gender Identity And Implicit Bias Impacting Women's Executive Leadership Development Programs And Female Executive Leadership Coaching, Emelina Belle 2017 University of San Diego

The Dynamics Of Gender Identity And Implicit Bias Impacting Women's Executive Leadership Development Programs And Female Executive Leadership Coaching, Emelina Belle

M.A. in Leadership Studies Capstone Project Papers

Abstract

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” - Albert Einstein

The implicit gender bias and stereotypes in our society continue to impact gender diversity in executive leadership roles within organizations. The critical demand of high-potential talented female leaders to fill the gap in the corporate pipeline of senior executive positions continues to increase in our global world. Our technologically advanced society impacts this demand, the global climate of organizational change, the competition in products and services, and the impact of implicit bias and gender stereotypes influence ...


Temporary Organizing: Promises, Processes, Problems, Rene M. Bakker, Robert J. DeFillippi, Andreas Schwab, Jorg Sydoq 2017 Indiana University

Temporary Organizing: Promises, Processes, Problems, Rene M. Bakker, Robert J. Defillippi, Andreas Schwab, Jorg Sydoq

Andreas Schwab

Temporary organizing is introduced as process, form and perspective. Then key challenges and opportunities in the study of temporary organizing are discussed, including methodological issues, how to theorize time, and how to relate the temporary to the more permanent. This introductory article concludes with an overview of the special issue.


Organizational Learning Implications Of Partnering Flexibility In Project-Venture Settings: A Multilevel Framework, Andreas Schwab, Anne S. Miner 2017 Iowa State University

Organizational Learning Implications Of Partnering Flexibility In Project-Venture Settings: A Multilevel Framework, Andreas Schwab, Anne S. Miner

Andreas Schwab

Project ventures are an increasingly prevalent organizational form in many industries. The management literature has stressed their flexibility and adaptability advantages. This chapter focuses on the learning implications of the source of flexibility most essential to project ventures: the ability to switch partners during project formation and execution. This partnering flexibility creates opportunities to respond to new knowledge about characteristics of project tasks and project partners. Partnering flexibility, however, also creates learning challenges. The short-term nature of relationships between project partners and the disintegration of the project team after project completion challenges the accumulation and transfer of knowledge to future ...


Examining The Relationships Between Performance Appraisal Reactions And Employee Engagement, Kenneth B. LeVan 2017 University of Texas at Tyler

Examining The Relationships Between Performance Appraisal Reactions And Employee Engagement, Kenneth B. Levan

Human Resource Development Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the long-standing debate among scholars and practitioners regarding the effectiveness of the performance appraisal (PA) process as a useful tool to manage individual and organizational performance (Glover, 1996; Gruman & Saks, 2011; Kondrasuk, 2012; Light, 2010; Pulakos & O’Leary, 2011; Thomas & Bretz, 1994). To further this discussion, the relationship between employees’ reactions to the PA process and perceptions of engagement in the workplace is examined.

A survey of 466 respondents finds there to be a significant positive relationship between PA reactions and employee engagement. Other significant findings of the study include: 1) high correlations among Keeping and Levy’s (2000) PA reaction first-order ...


Leadership Development Practices And Patient Satisfaction: An Exploratory Study Of Select U.S. Academic Medical Centers, Chien-Ching Li, Peter Barth, Andrew N. Garman, Matthew M. Anderson, Peter W. Butler 2017 Rush University

Leadership Development Practices And Patient Satisfaction: An Exploratory Study Of Select U.S. Academic Medical Centers, Chien-Ching Li, Peter Barth, Andrew N. Garman, Matthew M. Anderson, Peter W. Butler

Patient Experience Journal

Interest has been growing among academic medical centers (AMCs) in organization-wide strategies that may improve patient satisfaction. Although leadership development programs have been cited as a potentially useful approach, thus far almost all evidence has come from single-organization case studies. The present study sought to examine potential relationships between leadership development and patient experience across organizations. Data for leadership development practices were obtained from a survey conducted by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. Patient experience data were obtained from the U.S. Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Multivariate analyses (general linear regressions) were performed to ...


Using Training To Increase Standardization And Collaboration Across Teams, Lisa Beck 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Using Training To Increase Standardization And Collaboration Across Teams, Lisa Beck

Instructional Design Capstones Collection

This capstone paper analyzes the effectiveness of a company’s current weekly training and its relationship with communication and dispersed teams that work in geographically separated environments. This paper examines a government contracting project and how the inconsistency of the deliverables produced by team members necessitate a need for training improvements. Research from Blayney, Kalyuga, and Sweller, (2015) and Poell, Krogt, Vermulst, Harris, and Simons (2006) on the role of workplace trainers and cognitive load theory support the training improvements presented in this paper. The proposed changes include the introduction of a standardized method of preparing for training and resources ...


Information Media Newsletter Vol. 47 No. 2, St. Cloud State University 2017 St. Cloud State University

Information Media Newsletter Vol. 47 No. 2, St. Cloud State University

Information Media Newsletter

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Cultural Diversity In Student Ministry Leadership, Steven Zhou 2017 Pepperdine University

Cultural Diversity In Student Ministry Leadership, Steven Zhou

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

In an attempt to contribute to how ministries and Christian academia is addressing issues of diversity, I am conducting a study to analyze correlations between ethnicity and styles/values of leadership. The goal is to uncover whether or not a particular ethnicity generally prefers one style of leadership over another. Past research on the subject has already seen that, in the business world, certain practices work better than others. For example, those from an Asian culture are more likely to prefer formality and authority as opposed to the collaborative and relationship-oriented style of leadership found in America. I will contribute ...


The Effect Of Locus Of Control And Autonomy On Motivation In The Workplace, Kelley K. Nekota 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Effect Of Locus Of Control And Autonomy On Motivation In The Workplace, Kelley K. Nekota

Social Sciences

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of locus of control and autonomy on motivation in the workplace. A sample size of 414 employed individuals was obtained; however, only 243 individuals completed the questionnaire in its entirety over the course of one week. The survey included Rotter’s thirteen question scale on locus of control, and a variety of questions relevant to autonomy and motivation in the workplace. Gender, age, ethnicity, organization size, and hierarchy within the workplace were controlled for. The data showed a significant correlation between locus of control and motivation, independent of autonomy. Autonomy ...


National Graduate Employability Research, Shelley Kinash, Linda Crane, Madelaine-Marie Judd 2017 Bond university

National Graduate Employability Research, Shelley Kinash, Linda Crane, Madelaine-Marie Judd

Linda Crane

Extract: To be employable once you have graduated from university means that you: Are able to demonstrate soft skills (e.g. communication, problem solving) and career specific skills (e.g. computer software) Have accumulated knowledge and can apply information in the workplace Show a positive attitude of energy, commitment and contribution Know yourself, your profile, your desired career path and be able to positively present yourself; and Leverage a developed network to connect you with career opportunities


The Effects Of Parametrically Manipulating The Ratio Of Complimentary To Constructive Feedback Statements On Performance, Amanda Mentzer 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Effects Of Parametrically Manipulating The Ratio Of Complimentary To Constructive Feedback Statements On Performance, Amanda Mentzer

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Performance feedback is frequently discussed and implemented. Although shown to be quite effective, the characteristics of feedback have yet to be fully explored. Feedback ratio was explored in this study. While participants evaluated the postural safety of body positions presented on a computer screen, researchers measured the (a) number of s that it took participants to evaluate body positions (i.e., response time), (b) percent of correctly evaluated body positions (i.e., percent correct), and (c) extent to which participants appreciated the statements they received after responding (i.e., rating). Using a mixed-factorial design, researchers manipulated feedback within groups and ...


So, I Can't Just Do Homework?: Training And Using Student Workers To The Fullest, Jessi Zimmerman, Joni D. Myers, Anne Stenzel 2017 Bethany Lutheran College

So, I Can't Just Do Homework?: Training And Using Student Workers To The Fullest, Jessi Zimmerman, Joni D. Myers, Anne Stenzel

Anne Stenzel

Panelists for this discussion presentation will kick things off by talking about how they acquire their student workers, describing training plans, and sharing some tips and techniques about what has worked and what has been less successful. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in a dialogue about the topic and to compare notes about “best practices”.


Cle Promising Practices: Flexible Scheduling And Creative Staffing, Heike Boeltzig-Brown 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Cle Promising Practices: Flexible Scheduling And Creative Staffing, Heike Boeltzig-Brown

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

Headquartered in a small rural town in northern Maine, Katahdin Friends, Inc. (KFI) provides community employment and life engagement supports, as well as home supports, to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). A flexible approach to staffing and support scheduling helps KFI ensure customized daily support schedules that meet individual goals. This approach also allows individuals to interact with a variety of direct support professionals, which is important for having a more engaged and meaningful life in the community.


Cle Promising Practices: Using Staff Networks To Build Community Membership, Oliver Lyons 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Cle Promising Practices: Using Staff Networks To Build Community Membership, Oliver Lyons

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

LOQW (Learning Opportunities/Quality Works) is a community skills training, service coordination, and employment services provider in northeast Missouri. LOQW operates several satellite offices in addition to its main office in Monroe City, MO. One of these satellite offices is located in Hannibal, MO, a city with a population of less than 18,000. But being located in a small city does have its advantages. One advantage is that a majority of the Hannibal staff has lived there for their entire lives, and they have countless connections in the area. Staff often use their own networks to bring people they ...


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