Listening to the Heart or the Head? Exploring the “Willingness Versus Ability” Succession Dilemma

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Melanie Richards of University of Bath, Nadine Kammerlander of WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management, and Thomas Zellweger of the University of St. Gallen. They recently published an article in the Family Business Review entitled "Listening to the Heart or the Head? Exploring the “Willingness Versus Ability” Succession Dilemma," which is … Continue reading Listening to the Heart or the Head? Exploring the “Willingness Versus Ability” Succession Dilemma

When Leadership Powers Team Learning: A Meta-Analysis

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Mieke Koeslag-Kreunen of Zuyd Hogeschool, Heerlen, Piet Van den Bossche of the University of Antwerp, Michael Hoven of Maastricht University, Marcel Van der Klink of Zuyd Hogeschool, Heerlen, and Wim Gijselaers of Maastricht University. They recently published an article in "Small Group Research" entitled “When Leadership Powers Team Learning: A … Continue reading When Leadership Powers Team Learning: A Meta-Analysis

Argument Complexity and Discussions of Political/Religious Issues

[We’re pleased to welcome authors, Dr. Lyn M. Van Swol of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Dr. Cassandra L. Carlson-Hill Carolina of Coastal Universit, and Dr. Emily Elizabeth Acosta Lewis of Sonoma State University. They recently published an article in "Small Group Research" entitled “Integrative Complexity, Participation, and Agreement in Group Discussions," which is currently free … Continue reading Argument Complexity and Discussions of Political/Religious Issues

Immediate Survival or Long-term Growth, What Should Be The Focus Now?

On a January morning in 2014, Mr Amit Kapoor, the Managing Director (MD) of Automotive Equipment Manufacturing Limited (AEML)1—a state government enterprise in India—was found in serious discussions with his senior management officials about the deteriorating condition of the company and how to devise a turnaround blueprint while working through many bottlenecks. The team seemed … Continue reading Immediate Survival or Long-term Growth, What Should Be The Focus Now?

Beyond Developmental: The Decision-Making Applications of Personality Tests

The use of personality assessments in organizations has often been limited to developmental applications. However, growing support for data-driven decision-making in recent years has made it apparent that personality assessments could also become a resource for talent management decisions. In a recent paper from Journal of Applied Behavioral Science entitled "Does Purpose Matter? The Stability of Personality Assessments … Continue reading Beyond Developmental: The Decision-Making Applications of Personality Tests

Will Intelligent Machines Take Over Decision Making in Organizations?

[We're pleased to welcome Sukanto Bhattacharya of Deakin University. Sukanto recently published an article in Group & Organization Management with co-authors Ken Parry and Michael Cohen, entitled "Rise of the Machines: A Critical Consideration of Automated Leadership Decision Making in Organizations."] What if it is a machine that provides an organization's vision for the future instead … Continue reading Will Intelligent Machines Take Over Decision Making in Organizations?

Read the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies’ May Issue!

The May 2016 special issue of Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies is now available to read for free for the next 30 days! The special issue features articles on issues and decisions in international management. From the introduction for the special issue: This special issue addresses the subject of issues and decisions in international management, primarily in … Continue reading Read the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies’ May Issue!

Mindfulness Leads to Positive Outcomes at Work

Mindfulness training can help individuals increase their attention and awareness, but how can this present-centered mindset help in the workplace? The recent article published in Journal of Management entitled, "Contemplating Mindfulness at Work: An Integrative Review" from authors Darren J. Good, Christopher J. Lyddy, Theresa M. Glomb, Joyce E. Bono, Kirk Warren Brown, Michelle K. Duffy, Ruth A. Baer, Judson … Continue reading Mindfulness Leads to Positive Outcomes at Work

Innovation and Inclusion: The Role of Shared Stories in Family Firms

[We're pleased to welcome Nadine Kammerlander of University of St. Gallen. Dr. Kammerlander recently published an article in the December 2015 issue of Family Business Review with co-authors Cinzi Dessi, Miriam Bird, Michela Floris, and Alessandra Murru, entitled "The Impact of Shared Stories on Family Firm Innovation: A Multicase Study."] What inspired you to be … Continue reading Innovation and Inclusion: The Role of Shared Stories in Family Firms

Status Update: How Do Organizations Respond to a Dip in Status?

Status has the potential to return concrete benefits for organizations, but status is subject to change over time, which begs the question, what happens when the status of a business changes? In their paper, "Status-Aspirational Pricing: The 'Chivas Regal' Strategy in U.S. Higher Education, 2006-2012," published in Administrative Science Quarterly, authors Noah Askin of INSEAD and Matthew … Continue reading Status Update: How Do Organizations Respond to a Dip in Status?