Paradoxical Truths In Heroic Leadership: Implications For Leadership Development And Effectiveness, 2015 University of RIchmond
Paradoxical Truths In Heroic Leadership: Implications For Leadership Development And Effectiveness, Scott T. Allison, Jennifer L. Cecilione
Scott T. Allison
In this chapter, we discuss the basic elements of heroic leadership, showing how heroism and exemplary leadership are deeply intertwined. We then describe six paradoxical truths about heroic leadership that are often unrecognized and unappreciated. We believe that ignorance of these counterintuitive truths and paradoxes about heroic leadership can lead to misunderstandings about leaders, leadership, and leadership development. Most of these paradoxes are a central part of the hero’s journey as described by comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell (1949). We will discuss the genesis of these paradoxical truths, and we will suggest ways that an awareness of these principles can ...
Leadership, Trust And Communication: Building Trust In Companies Through Effective Communication, 2015 University of Westminster
Leadership, Trust And Communication: Building Trust In Companies Through Effective Communication, Martin Mathews, Katalin Iles
Responsible leadership is a scarce resource in business and public administration today. Trust in leaders worldwide is dramatically decreasing. Rather, they are perceived by the public to be pursuing their own selfish goals and those of their organizations. It is argued that mainstream leadership model of business and public organizations should be renewed to re-establish the trust of the public and to ensure these entities succeed in tandem with their stakeholders.
Forgive Them For I Have Sinned: The Relationship Between Guilt And Forgiveness Of Others’ Transgressions, 2015 University of Groningen
Forgive Them For I Have Sinned: The Relationship Between Guilt And Forgiveness Of Others’ Transgressions, Jennifer Jordan, Francis J. Flynn, Taya R. Cohen
Tepper School of Business
Across four studies, guilt led to forgiveness of others’ transgressions. In Study 1, people prone to experience guilt (but not shame) were also prone to forgive others for past misdeeds. In Study 2, we manipulated harm- and inequity-based guilt; both increased forgiveness of others’ transgressions. Further, the effect of guilt on forgiveness was mediated by identification with the transgressor. In Study 3, we replicated the guilt-forgiveness relationship and examined three other plausible mediators: capability for similar wrongdoing, empathic understanding, and general identification; only identification with the transgressor satisfied the criteria for mediation. In Study 4, we induced guilt by asking ...
Attachment Style, Leadership Behavior, And Perceptions Of Leader Effectiveness In Academic Management, Rehema Underwood
Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Organizational effectiveness is related to both effective leadership styles and to having leaders with secure attachment styles. Transformational and charismatic leaders often have secure attachment styles. However, the relationships between insecure attachment styles and leadership styles remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine whether insecure attachment in leaders (fearful, preoccupied, and dismissing attachment styles) is related to transformational, charismatic, transactional, and laissez faire leadership. A quantitative, non experimental approach was taken in this study. Participants included those in leadership positions (college deans, chairpersons, and provosts) (n = 18) and instructors (subordinates) (n = 36) from local community colleges and ...
Integrating Organisational Change Management And Customer Relationship Management In A Casino, 2014 Australian Institute of Business
Integrating Organisational Change Management And Customer Relationship Management In A Casino, Charlie Chi Cong Mai, Chad Perry, Erwin Loh
UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal
This research aims to solve the problem: how can casinos manage organizational change programs, and internal and external customer relationship management (CRM) programs? To find a solution, it uses two stages of qualitative methods: convergent interviewing and case research about four departments of a casino in Australia. After a thorough data analysis of documents and interview data, 12 themes were identified and they led to the development of a model of how organizational change management and CRM can be integrated to improve initiatives in organisations such as casinos. The model has seven core elements: vision, key challenge, objective, measure, strategy ...
Aquifer Analysis: Told And Untold Stories In Warwick Churches, 2014 Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, UK
Aquifer Analysis: Told And Untold Stories In Warwick Churches, Vaughan S. Roberts
Vaughan S Roberts
This presentation to a seminar on organizational storytelling at Lincoln Business School in 2013 explores how told and untold stories were filtered during a narrative review by a team of churches in Warwick, UK. The full paper was distributed beforehand to participants and a revised version appears in Untold Stories in Organizations – further details can be found here: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138790018/
The Dissolution Of Effective Leadership: A Multiple-Case Study Analysis Of Destructive Leadership, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Dissolution Of Effective Leadership: A Multiple-Case Study Analysis Of Destructive Leadership, Joshua B. Leonard
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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The Effects Of Religion On Organizational Citizenship Behavior, 2014 The University of Southern Mississippi
The Effects Of Religion On Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Joel S. Ivy
Research shows that religion has numerous effects on how people behave and act, so the goal of this study is to expand the body of knowledge about religion and see if it affects workplace behavior, specifically organizational citizenship behavior. Organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is discretionary individual behavior that is not directly or explicitly recognized by the formal reward system and promotes the effective functioning of the organization. This study seeks to understand if religion, broken down further into internal and external religiosity, has any effects on how people behave at work. Further, if religion does have an effect on workplace ...
A Study Of Espoused Corporate Cultural Factors And Their Relationship With Business Success, 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
A Study Of Espoused Corporate Cultural Factors And Their Relationship With Business Success, Tonya Denise Brown
Reshoring of manufacturing companies is vital to the United States’ economy. Although one may assume that all of the business reshored will be large companies, statistics show that small businesses comprise the largest share of the U.S. economy. Small businesses make up 99.7% employer firms. Yet, 80% of entrepreneurs and small businesses who start will fail within the first 18 months.
This study defines the key success variables of the espoused culture for selected Fortune 500 companies that could be used by entrepreneurs and small businesses to emulate their continued successes. The method to define the key success ...
A Comparative Analysis Of Training, Mentoring And Coaching In The Sales Environment: Evaluating The Impact Of Personal Learning On Role Ambiguity And Organizational Commitment, 2014 Kennesaw State University
A Comparative Analysis Of Training, Mentoring And Coaching In The Sales Environment: Evaluating The Impact Of Personal Learning On Role Ambiguity And Organizational Commitment, Shalonda K. Bradford
Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects
The move towards a more knowledge-intensive sales market has increased the complexity of the sales job. Salespeople must continuously learn and grow to meet the evolving demands of the job. A critical concern for organizational leaders becomes identifying learning strategies to encourage salespeople to apply what they learn. Researchers have advanced multiple studies on the learning needs of salespeople, yet there is not a consensus as to the most effective mechanisms to increase learning transfer in the sales environment. To determine which knowledge tools better prepare the sales force for success, this study investigates whether training, mentoring and/or coaching ...
Collective Data On Collective Turnover: What Factors Most Affect Turnover Rates?, 2014 Cornell University
Collective Data On Collective Turnover: What Factors Most Affect Turnover Rates?, John Hausknecht
Overview and Key Findings:
Numerous studies of the causes and consequences of organizational turnover that is, turnover rates rather than an individual's decision to stay or leave—have appeared in the last century. Using meta-analysis (a quantitative methodology for summarizing results across studies), Cornell researchers (Ph.D. students Angela Heavey and Jake Holwerda, along with faculty member John Hausknecht) analyzed data from 82 published studies and found:
- Investments in high-commitment HR systems, emphasis on internal mobility, and provision of firm-specific training were associated with lower turnover rates;
- Positive attitudes toward the job, supervisors, and the organization were associated with ...
Straddling The Line Or Embracing The Dichotomy: Hr’S Role As An Employee Advocate As Necessary To Remaining (Or Becoming) A Business Partner, Maria Carolina Grillo
Cornell HR Review
[Excerpt] The HR function has evolved through the years (mostly in larger companies) from a purely clerical and employee relations nature to a function involved in developing organizational strategy and realizing business-wide goals. The evolution of the Australian nomenclature of the HR role clearly shows the transition that this function has experienced. In Australia people working in HR were called “welfare officers” in the early 1900s, referred to as “personnel managers” from the 1950s to the 1980s, and finally as “human resource managers” in the late 20th century. [i] The shift in titles also reflects an evolution of responsibilities and ...
Empowering Employees To Prevent Fraud In Nonprofit Organizations, 2014 University of Pennsylvania
Empowering Employees To Prevent Fraud In Nonprofit Organizations, John M. Bradley
This Article examines the significant problem of fraud within nonprofit organizations and demonstrates that current anti-fraud measures do not adequately reflect the important role employees play in perpetuating or stopping fraudulent activity. Psychological and organizational behavior studies have established the importance of (1) participation and (2) peers in shaping the behavior of individuals within the organizational context. This Article builds on that research and establishes that to successfully combat fraud, organizations must integrate employees into the design, implementation, and enforcement of anti-fraud strategy and procedures. Engaged, empowered employees will be less likely to commit fraud and more likely to dissuade ...
Mission Statement Alignment: Guiding Ministries Toward A Strategic Culture Focused On The Great Commission, David Fuller
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The development of organizational mission statements has been emphasized since the early 1990's. Church ministries and religious organizations providing direct human services within communities have utilized mission statements to articulate actions and identity. The purpose of this project is to provide a framework to construct a clearly defined mission statement, to measure the behavior of the organization to determine proper mission statement alignment and to focus that alignment toward the great commission. The project will survey religious organizations within the United States and compare religious non-profits' operational and administrative procedures to their own mission statement. Based on the findings ...
Controlling The Climate: Inclusion Can Have Positive Impact On Gender-Diverse Groups, 2014 Cornell University
Controlling The Climate: Inclusion Can Have Positive Impact On Gender-Diverse Groups, Lisa Hisae Nishii
- Typically, relationship conflicts cause people to feel personally attacked and defensive, causing dissatisfaction among organization members who feel uncomfortable working among hostile coworkers (Jehn, 1994; Jehn, Chadwick, & Thatcher, 1997). Prior research has found that conflict can be particularly problematic in diverse groups. However, this research found that not only is relationship conflict less likely in gender diverse groups that have inclusive climates, but when such conflicts do occur, employees are better able to address the conflict in ways that don't demoralize group members. The results suggest that in inclusive climates employees may be more "integrating" conflict resolution ...
Creativity From Constraint? How Political Correctness Influences Creativity In Mixed-Sex Work Groups, 2014 Cornell University
Creativity From Constraint? How Political Correctness Influences Creativity In Mixed-Sex Work Groups, Jack Goncalo, Jennifer A. Chatman, Michelle M. Duguid, Jessica A. Kennedy
Articles and Chapters
Most group creativity research is premised on the assumption that creativity is unleashed by removing normative constraints. As work organizations become increasingly diverse in terms of gender, however, this assumption needs to be reconsidered since mixed-sex interactions carry a high risk of offense. Departing from the assumption that normative constraints necessarily stifle creativity, we develop a theoretical perspective in which creativity in mixed-sex groups is enhanced by imposing a norm to be politically correct (PC)—a norm that sets clear expectations for how men and women should interact with one another. We present evidence from two group experiments showing that ...
Workplace Mentoring And Career Resilience: An Empirical Test, 2014 Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee
Workplace Mentoring And Career Resilience: An Empirical Test, Ridhi Arora Research Scholar, Santosh Rangnekar Associate Professor
The present study sought to investigate the role of mentoring relationships in predicting career resilience. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey based research design using a sample of 205 managers from public and private sector organizations in North India. Mentoring relationships were measured under the 2 broad categories of career mentoring and psychosocial mentoring in alignment with previous studies. The findings showed that psychosocial mentoring acts as a significant predictor of career resilience;however, career mentoring was not found to have any significant influence on career resilience. Given research thus reiterated the significant contribution of mentoring in influencing career outcomes ...
A Formula For Picking The Best, Most Well-Rounded Candidate For A Health Care Administrative Office, 2014 University of Florida
A Formula For Picking The Best, Most Well-Rounded Candidate For A Health Care Administrative Office, Ronald L. Dearinger
Ronald L Dearinger
One approach to selecting the best candidate for an administrative position
Public Good Economics And Standard Essential Patents, 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Public Good Economics And Standard Essential Patents, Christopher S. Yoo
Standard essential patents have emerged as a major focus in both the public policy and academic arenas. The primary concern is that once a patented technology has been incorporated into a standard, the standard can effectively insulate it from competition from substitute technologies. To guard against the appropriation of quasi-rents that are the product of the standard setting process rather than the innovation itself, standard setting organizations (SSOs) require patentholders to disclose their relevant intellectual property before the standard has been adopted and to commit to license those rights on terms that are fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND).
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Implementation Of A New Enterprise Resource Planning System, 2014 Western Kentucky University
Implementation Of A New Enterprise Resource Planning System, Lacy Payne
Masters Theses & Specialist Projects
The objective of this thesis was to upgrade an Enterprise Resource planning system that was outdated into a new age Enterprise resource planning system based centered on a scheduling algorithm. This was a key change that needed to be made to transform the company from old thinking to new. Primarily the testing of this implementation was done through mapping of processes, followed by trial and error, and finally improving and sustaining the processes it took to use the system correctly. The mapping of the processes was completed by the Process Manager as well as the Lead, Supervisor, or Manager of ...