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The Men Or The Mission: Can An Army Of Servants Become An Army Of Servant Leaders?, Douglas Gain, Phil C. Bryant May 2020

The Men Or The Mission: Can An Army Of Servants Become An Army Of Servant Leaders?, Douglas Gain, Phil C. Bryant

Servant Leadership: Theory & Practice

This paper evaluates the theory of servant leadership as a viable solution to the Army’s sometimes toxic leadership problem. The research question this paper asks is: is servant leadership a viable option for official U.S. Army leadership doctrine? We build the case that while servant leadership is fundamentally incompatible with Army Leadership and is not a viable option for official U.S. Army leadership doctrine, some of the basic tenets of servant leadership are adoptable and adaptable by the U.S. Army. Furthermore, we recommend that the U.S. Army focus on better communicating their existing leadership doctrine ...


Building A Winning Nfl Roster: Best Practices For Sustained Success, Jake H. Stern May 2020

Building A Winning Nfl Roster: Best Practices For Sustained Success, Jake H. Stern

Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

The purpose of this capstone is to identify and analyze the factors that contribute to team success in the National Football League through a review of relevant literature, a survey of league personnel, and firsthand experience as a football administrator. This project first studies quantitative data regarding player acquisition, specifically the data behind the NFL entry draft. Next, the current literature regarding off the field processes such as leadership, organizational culture and engagement were reviewed and finally, a two-step Delphi method survey was distributed to a panel of current league professionals. This paper aims to find the most efficient and ...


A Review Of The Historical Roots Of The Union Conference Organizational Structure In The Seventh-Day Adventist Church And Inter-Structural Accountability, Eric Louw May 2020

A Review Of The Historical Roots Of The Union Conference Organizational Structure In The Seventh-Day Adventist Church And Inter-Structural Accountability, Eric Louw

Andrews University Seminary Student Journal

Over the last few years, a debate regarding the inter-structural relationship of each level of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has grown to the point where it can be polarizing, regardless of which side of the debate one is on. This tension has likely come about, at least in part, as a response to the ongoing gender role debate, which has given rise to the emergence of an “us vs. them” mentality between those who agree and disagree with the decisions of the General Conference Sessions and its Executive Committee. This paper looks at some of the historical data related to ...


Professional Development: A Leadership Guide For Working Parents May 2020

Professional Development: A Leadership Guide For Working Parents

Business Exchange

Alyssa Westring, associate professor of management at DePaul, researches work-life balance. She has published a new book, "Parents Who Lead" that gives advice to parents who want to achieve career success while having an active, fulfilling personal life. This article discusses how she chose this path of research and provides some practical advice for working parents.


Healthcare Facilities Management Leadership Style Compared To Traditional Healthcare Business And Clinical Leaders, Joshua Paul Ashlock May 2020

Healthcare Facilities Management Leadership Style Compared To Traditional Healthcare Business And Clinical Leaders, Joshua Paul Ashlock

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The healthcare environment presents constant challenges related to the provision of safe and quality care to patients. Interactions between traditional business and clinical healthcare leaders and healthcare facilities management leaders are increasing to meet the environment of care needs for healthcare organizations. This study examined the leadership style differences between two healthcare leadership groups, represented by the American College of Healthcare Executive members as well as members of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers and provides insight into the leadership trait differences between these groups. Transformational leadership traits and self-perception of outcomes for leadership showed higher within the ACHE group ...


Female Leaders And Their Beliefs Regarding Weightism When Selecting Protégés, Lynne D. Shipley Apr 2020

Female Leaders And Their Beliefs Regarding Weightism When Selecting Protégés, Lynne D. Shipley

Scholar Week 2016 - present

This study focused on women in leadership, and if weight was a consideration in their selection of a protégé. Two races were represented, Black and White, and five age groups (Total n = 87). A mixed methodology study was conducted to evaluate the data. Participants were asked to name traits deemed important for a mentee. The adjectives were quantified, themed and coded. A Fisher’s Exact Test was conducted to test the relationship between the themed word selection by race and by age. The Weight Implicit Association Test (IAT) was administered to capture implicit and explicit scores regarding weight. The range ...


The Impact Of Police Officer Age On Leadership And Workplace Preferences, Abigail H. Lauer Apr 2020

The Impact Of Police Officer Age On Leadership And Workplace Preferences, Abigail H. Lauer

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Police departments are experiencing low levels of police applicants and high turnover rates due to the current climate of policing and internal and external stressors. Police department management desires to be proficient in recruiting and managing police officers of different generations who may have varying desires and needs. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the impact of generational differences on police officer leadership and workplace preferences in order to make recommendations to police department management about how to better engage, manage, recruit and retain police officers of different generations. The current study employed a quantitative design that ...


An Interview On Leadership With Al Carey, Ceo, Pepsico Beverages, Paul T. Barrett, James C. Haug, John N. Gaskins Apr 2020

An Interview On Leadership With Al Carey, Ceo, Pepsico Beverages, Paul T. Barrett, James C. Haug, John N. Gaskins

Southern Business Review

Paul T. Barrett, PhD, CPA, is dean and professor of business for the College of Business and Economics, Longwood University, Farmville, VA 23909.

James C. Haug, DBA, is associate professor of management, Longwood University, College of Business and Economics, Farmville, VA 23909.

John N. Gaskins, PhD, currently serves as associate professor of marketing and retailing, Longwood University, College of Business and Economics, Farmville, VA 23909.


Leadership And Innovation Across Cultures: The Ciq—Contextual Intelligence Quotient, Robert W. Service Apr 2020

Leadership And Innovation Across Cultures: The Ciq—Contextual Intelligence Quotient, Robert W. Service

Southern Business Review

Robert W. “Bill” Service, Ph.D., is professor of management and leadership, Brock School of Business, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229.

Recipient, Best Paper Award, 32nd Annual International Industrial Relations and Human Resource Conference (IIRHRC), Athens State University, Athens, AL 35611.


Evaluating The Role Of Empowering Leadership And Church Health, Brent Colby Apr 2020

Evaluating The Role Of Empowering Leadership And Church Health, Brent Colby

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of empowering leadership on overall church health. This quantitative study evaluated data collected by Natural Church Development from Assemblies of God churches in the United States between 2006 and 2016. Examining results from 361 churches and 9,619 surveys, this research answered questions relating to the statistical significance of empowering leadership on overall church health, the statistical significance of empowering leadership as a predictive domain of church health, and the most statistically significant predictor of church health. The one sample t-test, binary logistic regression test statistic, and multiple linear regression ...


Leadership And Upward Influence: A Survey Of Business School Deans, J. Michael Mcdonald, Carl W. Gooding Mar 2020

Leadership And Upward Influence: A Survey Of Business School Deans, J. Michael Mcdonald, Carl W. Gooding

Southern Business Review

J. Michael McDonald, Ph.D., is director of Graduate Studies, College of Business Administration, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga 30460-8050.

Carl W. Gooding, Ph.D., is professor of management, College of Business, Jacksonville State University, Anniston, AL. 36205.


Phenomenological Study Of Military Veteran Ceos: The Transition Experience And Mentorship From The Battlefield To The Boardroom, Anthony Gagliardo Mar 2020

Phenomenological Study Of Military Veteran Ceos: The Transition Experience And Mentorship From The Battlefield To The Boardroom, Anthony Gagliardo

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify and describe the transitional and mentoring experiences as described by veterans who achieve civilian executive leadership positions within Fortune 500 companies.

Methodology: The participants in the study were 8 former military leaders who subsequently achieved senior executive positions within Fortune 500 companies. Participants answered questions about their experience as a military leader and mentee during the service to civilian transition, organizational enculturation, and promotion to a civilian leadership position. Interview transcripts and artifacts were reviewed for the emergence of major topics and themes.

Findings: The participants unanimously credited mentorship experiences ...


Student Reflections On Leadership, Benjamin George, Halle Rose, Samantha Xu Mar 2020

Student Reflections On Leadership, Benjamin George, Halle Rose, Samantha Xu

The International Journal of Ethical Leadership

No abstract provided.


A Qualitative Study On The Detrimental Impacts Of Attrition In Mid-Level Managers In The Marine Corps, Richard Lee Diddams Jr Mar 2020

A Qualitative Study On The Detrimental Impacts Of Attrition In Mid-Level Managers In The Marine Corps, Richard Lee Diddams Jr

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of the qualitative, case study research was to explore leadership and retention factors associated with Marine Corps officers the Marine Corps desired to retain until retirement eligible. The objective was to explore the views of Command and Staff students who were at the mid-point of their career and faced with retention decisions. The study incorporated a comprehensive document review focused on leadership and retention, Marine Corps precepts involving promotion and retention policies, Marine Corps leadership and retention archival documents, and participant interviews using semi-structured questions to obtain insight into the research questions. The study involved the dynamic relationship ...


Le Cong Co: A Vietnamese Legacy Of Ethical Leadership, James A. Schnell Feb 2020

Le Cong Co: A Vietnamese Legacy Of Ethical Leadership, James A. Schnell

The International Journal of Ethical Leadership

No abstract provided.


Bridging The Canyon: Coming To Terms With Cross-Cultural Differences In Ethical Leadership, Howard Ernst Feb 2020

Bridging The Canyon: Coming To Terms With Cross-Cultural Differences In Ethical Leadership, Howard Ernst

The International Journal of Ethical Leadership

No abstract provided.


The (Morally) Courageous Leader: Inside-Out Leadership, Capt. Stephen Trainor Feb 2020

The (Morally) Courageous Leader: Inside-Out Leadership, Capt. Stephen Trainor

The International Journal of Ethical Leadership

No abstract provided.


Moral Choices And Leadership, Gregory Eastwood Feb 2020

Moral Choices And Leadership, Gregory Eastwood

The International Journal of Ethical Leadership

No abstract provided.


Can You Please Speak Into The Microphone? Exploring Leaders In Marketing Through A Podcast Assignment, Michael A. Petrochuk Feb 2020

Can You Please Speak Into The Microphone? Exploring Leaders In Marketing Through A Podcast Assignment, Michael A. Petrochuk

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Managing Up, Steve Robbins Jan 2020

Managing Up, Steve Robbins

Leadership Hour at Otterbein University

Steve Robbins is a highly-regarded leadership educator and program director of executive-level leadership programs with over 25 years of extensive and progressive experience in adult education, human performance improvement, and leadership program management, design, development, and evaluation for leaders of corporate (for-profit), non-profit, federal government, and public service organizations. Steve is the President and CEO of Student-Leader Seminar (S-LS), a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB),that delivers highly-engaging sessions built around the themes of leading with purpose, ethical decision-making, and the value of character.


Building Change Agility Within Teams, Tiffany N. Bersos Jan 2020

Building Change Agility Within Teams, Tiffany N. Bersos

Theses and Dissertations

Change is necessary for an organization to be successful. However, poorly executed change, with ill-equipped leaders and unprepared teams, often result in failed efforts. Leaders can have a direct impact on their team's change agility and successful change initiatives. This study looked at team leaders and individual contributors across a variety of industries and explored ways that team leaders can build change agility. This study addressed three research questions: how participants defined the role of a leader, what individuals observed about themselves when at their best during a change, and what practices they believed would aid in building change ...


Social Connectedness And Financial Independence Strategies Supporting Nonprofit Sustainability, Christopher Edmund Maylor Jan 2020

Social Connectedness And Financial Independence Strategies Supporting Nonprofit Sustainability, Christopher Edmund Maylor

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Leaders of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) often lack strategies to ensure the sustainability of their organizations beyond initial funding, resulting in significant risk to program continuity. Grounded in social entrepreneurship theory, the purpose of this qualitative single-case study was to explore strategies used by 3 leaders of a small NPO in the southwest region of the United States. Data were collected from semistructured interviews and a review of organizational documents. Through thematic analysis, 6 social themes emerged: optimization of business strategies, income and donor growth, program cost management, funding diversification, program licensing, and public awareness of NPO programs. The contributions to ...


Public Service Employee Perceptions Of Leadership Behaviors That Engage Or Disengage, Beverlyn A. Banks Jan 2020

Public Service Employee Perceptions Of Leadership Behaviors That Engage Or Disengage, Beverlyn A. Banks

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

A high percentage of U.S. employees do not engage in their work, resulting in lower productivity. U.S. corporations are losing more than $400–$500 billion per year because of low productivity at work. This phenomenological study involved an examination of leadership behaviors that engage or disengage employees in public service organizations. Kahn’s conceptual frame of engagement and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs motivation theory guided this study. The purpose was to determine why disengagement behavior continues despite extensive literature on the benefits of engagement and what organizations can do to encourage leadership behaviors that engage employees and ...


Healthcare Organizational Design Strategies To Improve Performance, Katherine Madonna Chubbs Jan 2020

Healthcare Organizational Design Strategies To Improve Performance, Katherine Madonna Chubbs

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Business leaders are exploring ways to improve organizational performance through organizational design, including reviewing the structures of their organization. Grounded in McKinsey’s 7S framework, the purpose of this qualitative single case study was to explore organizational design strategies healthcare leaders used to improve organization performance. Participants were 6 leaders within a healthcare organization in Alberta, Canada, who successfully developed and implemented organizational design strategies to improve organizational performance. The data collection techniques included a review of internal and external documents, a reflective journal, and semistructured interviews. I used methodological triangulation and thematic analysis to complete the data analysis. The ...


Influence Of Perceived Supervisor Support And Narcissistic Leadership On Employee Turnover Intention, Natalie Disque Jan 2020

Influence Of Perceived Supervisor Support And Narcissistic Leadership On Employee Turnover Intention, Natalie Disque

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Employees may perceive that many factors contribute to negative attitudes at work that

increase turnover intention. Researchers have established that uncivil behavior, toxic

leadership, bullying, and mobbing increases disengagement and absenteeism and

negatively influences the leader-follower dyad and organizational performance. Based on

the theoretical foundation of the leader-member exchange theory, the purpose of this

quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship between the independent

variables (employees’ perceptions of supervisor support [PSS] and narcissistic leadership

[NL]) and the dependent variable (employee turnover intention [TI]). Employee age and

tenure with the company were control variables in the study. Survey data from ...


Strategies For Business Management Innovations To Improve Competitiveness, Roger George Denousse Jan 2020

Strategies For Business Management Innovations To Improve Competitiveness, Roger George Denousse

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Some African business leaders were, in 2019, less competitive because they continue to use traditional business management practices and have failed to incorporate advanced technology. Taking advantage of new management strategies and innovative technology to increase their global competitiveness will benefit African businesses. The purpose of this multiple case study, grounded in Burns’ transformational leadership theory, was to explore strategies that business leaders in Seychelles have used to implement management innovations to improve competitiveness. The participants consisted of 5 business leaders from 5 large innovative business organizations operating successfully and based in Mahe, Seychelles. The data were collected through semistructured ...


The Executive Director Experiences Of African American Women In Mainstream Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations, Davida S. Gobin Jan 2020

The Executive Director Experiences Of African American Women In Mainstream Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations, Davida S. Gobin

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

African American women are presently underrepresented in mainstream nonprofit performing arts organizations (PAOs) throughout the United States. Despite this inequality, a small number of African American women have overcome the odds and have productively earned senior leadership roles as executive directors in mainstream nonprofit PAOs. Using the conceptual frameworks of intersectionality and critical race feminism, the purpose of this study was to explore the shared lived experiences of African American women in executive director positions and the impact of race and gender on their leadership development and training for advancement in a mainstream nonprofit PAO. Four research questions explored the ...


Building Renewed Relevance: Portraits Of Ceos Rebranding Iconic Nonprofit Organizations, Helen A. Lowman Jan 2020

Building Renewed Relevance: Portraits Of Ceos Rebranding Iconic Nonprofit Organizations, Helen A. Lowman

Dissertations & Theses

In the United States, we often refer to the social sector as one leg of a three-legged stool. The private and public sectors support the other two legs. The social sector made up of nonprofit, nongovernmental, and charity organizations, contributes to the development of American society by focusing on social good rather than the desire to make profit. For decades, the sector has functioned as the social conscience of our society. However, many iconic, legacy nonprofits have struggled to keep their relevance in today’s world: their creation tied to a past societal problem, their mission and brand no longer ...


Understanding The Context And Social Processes That Shape Person- And Family-Centered Culture In Long-Term Care: The Pivotal Role Of Personal Support Workers, Ellen Helena Melis Jan 2020

Understanding The Context And Social Processes That Shape Person- And Family-Centered Culture In Long-Term Care: The Pivotal Role Of Personal Support Workers, Ellen Helena Melis

Dissertations & Theses

This single, exemplar case study explored the context and social processes that shape person-and family-centered culture in a long-term care (LTC) home, using grounded theory and situational analysis for the data collection and analysis. Findings revealed one core dimension: needing to be heard, valued, and understood, and five key roles: personal support workers (PSWs), executive director (ED), senior leadership, nurse managers, and residents and families, which informed five dimensions, each focused on enhancing care for residents: (a) attending to residents’ daily care needs (PSWs), (b) advocating strategically (ED), (c) translating vision into programs and policies (senior leadership), (d) ensuring quality ...


Analysis Of Jamie Dimon: Impact Of Leadership And Culture At J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Abigail Elisabeth Chapman Jan 2020

Analysis Of Jamie Dimon: Impact Of Leadership And Culture At J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Abigail Elisabeth Chapman

Honors Theses and Capstones

Jamie Dimon is one of Wall Street’s most effective and intelligent leaders who has transformed J.P. Morgan Chase into one of the largest and most well-respected banks in the world. To understand why this is, it’s important to analyze Dimon’s leadership style and how this has impacted the performance of J.P. Morgan. This paper investigates the performance of J.P. Morgan Chase under Dimon, how his character embodies both a Transformative and Transactional leadership style, and how his leadership has transformed the culture and performance of J.P. Morgan today.