The Selective Use of Graphical Information in Corporate Annual Reports

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Andrea Melis and Simone Aresu of the Università degli Studi di Cagliari. They recently published an article in the International Journal of Business Communication entitled "Analyst Following, Country’s Financial Development, and the Selective Use of Graphical Information in Corporate Annual Reports," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, they … Continue reading The Selective Use of Graphical Information in Corporate Annual Reports

Dealing with Learning–Credibility Tension

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Alaric Bourgoin and Jean-François Harvey of HEC Montréal, Canada, who recently published the article, "Professional image under threat: Dealing with learning–credibility tension," in Human Relations. Below they discuss the results and implications of their research.] How does one learn and build credibility simultaneously? Today’s professionals often find themselves entering new organisations … Continue reading Dealing with Learning–Credibility Tension

One Strategy Does Not Fit All: A Look at Impression Management

Impression management describes the act of trying to control the first impression someone might have of an individual. It refers to shaping the perceptions others form about an individual’s behavior, motivation, morality, and other characteristics, like intelligence and future potential. Research on impression management has found significant differences between the impression management strategies used by … Continue reading One Strategy Does Not Fit All: A Look at Impression Management

Narrative, drama and charismatic leadership

Abz Sharma and David Grant published "Narrative, drama and charismatic leadership: The case of Apple's Steve Jobs" in the February 2011 issue of Leadership. To read the other articles in this issue, please follow this link. The Abstract: This article argues that a leader’s narrative and storytelling skills play a critical role in constructing their … Continue reading Narrative, drama and charismatic leadership