Who Is a Leader?

JLOS_72ppiRGB_150pixWAs SIOP 2013 draws near, we’re highlighting industrial-organizational psychology perspectives on management topics. Today, we look at “Five Perspectives on the Leadership– Management Relationship: A Competency- Based Evaluation and Integration,” published by Daniel V. Simonet and Robert P. Tett, both of the University of Tulsa, in the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies on December 12, 2012:

How management and leadership are best conceptualized with respect to each other has been a frequent topic of debate. Five distinct perspectives are identified in the literature, including bipolar, unidimensional, bidimensional, hierarchical— management within leadership, and hierarchical—leadership within management. We assessed the viability of these perspectives by having Academy of Management and Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology experts (N = 43) map a comprehensive set of 63 managerial and leadership competencies, as a “common language,” onto defined and undefined management and leadership dimensions. Results reveal interpretable patterns of uniqueness and overlap, suggesting a hybrid co-dimensional/bidimensional configuration. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed in light of the precedence of “what” over “how” in developing leadership and management theory.

Click here to continue reading “Five Perspectives on the Leadership– Management Relationship: A Competency- Based Evaluation and Integration,” published by Daniel V. Simonet and Robert P. Tett in the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, and stay tuned for more related research ahead of #SIOP13.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, Management INK

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