Relative and Absolute Change in Discontinuous Growth Models

[We're pleased to welcome Paul Bliese of University of South Carolina. Paul recently published an article in Organizational Research Methods entitled "Understanding Relative and Absolute Change in Discontinuous Growth Models: Coding Alternatives and Implications for Hypothesis Testing" with co-author Jonas W.B. Lang.] Jonas and I became interested in the topic because we kept encountering "transition events" … Continue reading Relative and Absolute Change in Discontinuous Growth Models

How Leaders Succeed and Fail at Communicating Change to Subordinates

[We're pleased to welcome Timothy Hartge of University of Michigan-Dearborn, who co-authored an article published in International Journal of Business Communication, entitled "Leaders' Behaviors During Radical Change Processes: Subordinates' Perceptions of How Well Leader Behaviors Communicate Change" with co-authors Thomas Callahan of University of Michigan-Dearborn and Cynthia King of Naval Post Graduate School.] What inspired … Continue reading How Leaders Succeed and Fail at Communicating Change to Subordinates

Book Review: Organizational Resilience: How Learning Sustains Organizations in Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdowns

D. Christopher Kayes: Organizational Resilience: How Learning Sustains Organizations in Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdowns. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 171 pp. $59.95, hardcover. Karl E. Weick of Ross School of Business recently reviewed the book in Administrative Science Quarterly. From the review: Kayes has been a long-time, articulate student of experiential learning (e.g., 2002) … Continue reading Book Review: Organizational Resilience: How Learning Sustains Organizations in Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdowns

How Important is Self-Managing Leadership for Crisis Management?

Crises are common in the modern world and the value system of leaders plays a crucial role in effectively managing a crisis. The article “Role of Self-managing Leadership in Crisis Management: An Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Rajayoga” explores the role of self-managing leadership in crisis management. The topic is particularly pertinent because many … Continue reading How Important is Self-Managing Leadership for Crisis Management?

Miners’ Tales: Storytelling in Times of Change

Patrick Dawson of the University of Aberdeen and Peter McLean of the University of Wollongong published "Miners’ Tales: Stories and the Storying Process for Understanding the Collective Sensemaking of Employees During Contested Change" this month in Group Organization Management's OnlineFirst section. Professor Dawson kindly provided the following brief reflection on the study: Interest: This work … Continue reading Miners’ Tales: Storytelling in Times of Change

Making Change Happen: Part 1 of 4

Part One: Facets of Effective Change Leadership It's 2013 and change is in the air. This week, we seize the opportunity to bring you articles on change competency, change readiness, and barriers to change that leaders may face. Kicking off the series is “An In-Depth View of the Facets, Antecedents, and Effects of Leaders’ Change … Continue reading Making Change Happen: Part 1 of 4

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Change happens, and in the academic world it's crucial for institutions to collaborate for a better future. Charles Heckscher of Rutgers University and Carlos Martin-Rios of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid published "Looking Back, Moving Forward: Toward Collaborative Universities" in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of Management Inquiry. The abstract: Research universities and … Continue reading Looking Back, Moving Forward

Bridging Research and Practice: Jean Bartunek Kicks Off the JABS Podcast Series

We’re delighted to present the inaugural Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (JABS) podcast featuring Dr. Jean Bartunek, an associate editor of JABS and of the Academy of Management Learning & Education. Dr.  Bartunek is the Robert A. and Evelyn J. Ferris Chair and Professor of Management and Organization at Boston College.  Her Bachelor’s degree in … Continue reading Bridging Research and Practice: Jean Bartunek Kicks Off the JABS Podcast Series

Multisource Feedback Assessment

Scott N. Taylor, University of New Mexico, and David S. Bright, Wright State University, published "Open-Mindedness and Defensiveness in Multisource Feedback Processes: A Conceptual Framework" in Online First in The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Professor Taylor and Professor Bright provided a reflection upon the article in their responses below. Who is the target audience … Continue reading Multisource Feedback Assessment

Leadership Effectiveness

"Organizational Change and Characteristics of Leadership Effectiveness" by Ann Gilley, Heather McMillan, and Jerry W. Gilley was published in the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies in 2009. It became one of the top downloaded articles of the year, so the authors have provided a brief insight on their study as well as continued research:  This article … Continue reading Leadership Effectiveness