A Different Perspective on the Nonfamily vs. Family CEO Debate

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Rüveyda Kelleci of Hasselt University, Frank Lambrechts of Hasselt University, Wim Voordeckers of Hasselt University, and Jolien Huybrechts of Maastricht University. They recently published an article in the Family Business Review entitled "CEO Personality: A Different Perspective on the Nonfamily Versus Family CEO Debate," which is currently free to read for a limited time. … Continue reading A Different Perspective on the Nonfamily vs. Family CEO Debate

Restricted Variance Interaction Effects

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Jose Cortina of Virginia Commonwealth University,  Tine Koehler of the University of Melbourne, Kathleen R. Keeler of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Bo Bernhard Nielsen of the University of Sydney and Copenhagen Business School. They recently published an article in Journal of Management entitled “Restricted Variance Interaction Effects: What they are and why … Continue reading Restricted Variance Interaction Effects

Individuals’ Personal Resistance to Change

[We’re pleased to welcome author Shaul Oreg of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He recently published an article in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science entitled “Resistance to Change and Performance: Toward a More Even-Handed View of Dispositional Resistance," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Dr. Oreg reflect on the inspiration for … Continue reading Individuals’ Personal Resistance to Change

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

How Do CEOs Shape Corporate Culture?

In some ways, corporate culture is the personality of a company, and just like human personalities, corporate cultures can vary widely. Many factors impact a company's culture, but perhaps the most significant determining factor of culture is the values and actions of an organization's senior leaders. In their article, "The Promise and Problems of Organizational … Continue reading How Do CEOs Shape Corporate Culture?

Albert Bandura Responds to Commentaries: “On the Functional Properties of Perceived Self-Efficacy Revisited”

In his paper entitled "On the Functional Properties of Perceived Self-Efficacy Revisited," Albert Bandura discussed the functional properties of perceived self-efficacy. He concluded with an invitation to readers to submit commentaries on his article. Since the paper made its appearance in the January 2012 issue of Journal of Management, this call was answered by Jeffrey … Continue reading Albert Bandura Responds to Commentaries: “On the Functional Properties of Perceived Self-Efficacy Revisited”

Does Mental Ability Affect Question Interpretation on Personality Tests?

[We're pleased to welcome Amy DuVernet who was the corresponding author on the article "General Mental Ability as a Source of Differential Functioning in Personality Scales" from Organizational Research Methods.] Individuals vary on a number of characteristics. Our ability to accurately measure their standings on those characteristics is pivotal to our understanding of individual differences … Continue reading Does Mental Ability Affect Question Interpretation on Personality Tests?

Profile of a Cyberloafer

Who are cyberloafers? We know that they waste time at work by checking Facebook, sending personal emails, and otherwise discreetly using the Web in ways that they shouldn't. But an article published in the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies finds they also share certain personality traits -- and identifies ways that organizations may prevent … Continue reading Profile of a Cyberloafer

‘Need For Arousal’: What Drives Adventure Travelers

Adventure travel, from camping and canoeing to scuba diving and safaris, is a growing market. Consumers who are willing and able to dash off on such adventures have a distinctive set of personality traits--one which tourism and marketing managers would do well to understand, according to a new article in the Journal of Travel Research. … Continue reading ‘Need For Arousal’: What Drives Adventure Travelers

What Makes an Outstanding Leader?

In the latest podcast from the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, leadership expert, professor, and author Richard Boyatzis of Case Western Reserve University talks with Editor Ken Thompson about his article "Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Intelligence and Personality as Predictors of Sales Leadership Performance," co-authored by Darren Good of Pepperdine University and Raymond Massa … Continue reading What Makes an Outstanding Leader?