High Quality Through Transformational Leadership

[We're pleased to welcome authors Lotte Bøgh Andersen of Aarhus University, Bente Bjørnholt of VIVE–The Danish National Welfare Research and Analysis Center, Louise Ladegaard Bro of Aarhus University, and Christina Holm-Petersen of VIVE–The Danish National Welfare Research and Analysis Center. They recently published a paper in Public Personnel Management entitled, "Achieving High Quality Through Transformational … Continue reading High Quality Through Transformational Leadership

Are Good Citizens Also Good Transformational Leaders?

[We're pleased to welcome Sophia V. Marinova of University of Alabama in Huntsville. Sophia published an article with co-authors Linn Van Dyne and Henry Moon in the February 2015 issue of Group & Organization Management entitled "Are Good Citizens Good Transformational Leaders as Well? An Employee-Centric Perspective on Transformational Leadership."] Leadership is viewed as the … Continue reading Are Good Citizens Also Good Transformational Leaders?

Marie Carasco-Saul on Leadership and Employee Engagement

[We're pleased to welcome Marie Carasco-Saul of The Pennsylvania State University. Marie collaborated with Woocheol Kim and Taesung Kim, both also of The Pennsylvania State University, on their article "Leadership and Employee Engagement: Proposing Research Agendas Through a Review of Literature" from the March 2015 issue of Human Resource Development Review.] What inspired you to … Continue reading Marie Carasco-Saul on Leadership and Employee Engagement

Building a More Sustainable Business School

Dr. Sanjay Sharma, of the University of Vermont, discusses the ways a Dean can provide support for sustainability research and initiatives in the article, "Pathways of Influence for Sustainability in Business Schools: A Dean’s Eye View," recently published in Organization & Environment. Read the abstract below: While faculty members are champions and implementers of change in business … Continue reading Building a More Sustainable Business School

Do Female Leaders Need To Be Masculine, Feminine, or Both?

For years, women in leadership have faced the so-called "double bind": lead in a friendly and collaborative (i.e. feminine) way, and you are pegged as a weak leader; be assertive and dominant (i.e. masculine), and you are penalized for being unfeminine. A new article in the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies looks at these … Continue reading Do Female Leaders Need To Be Masculine, Feminine, or Both?

Challenges in Leadership: Part 2 of 3

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” —John C. Maxwell (author, speaker, and pastor) In 1978, James MacGregor Burns defined transformational leaders as those "who engaged with their followers in such a way that each was raised to a higher level of morality and motivation." How … Continue reading Challenges in Leadership: Part 2 of 3

Challenges in Leadership: Part 1 of 3

Editor's note: This week, we are pleased to present a three-part series highlighting current research on key challenges facing leaders in the workplace. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be … Continue reading Challenges in Leadership: Part 1 of 3

Getting Everyone on Board

Xin-an Zhang of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Ning Li of the University of Iowa, and Johannes Ullrich and Rolf van Dick, both of Goethe University, published "Getting Everyone on Board: The Effect of Differentiated Transformational Leadership by CEOs on Top Management Team Effectiveness and Leader-Rated Firm Performance" on January 18, 2013 in the Journal of Management. … Continue reading Getting Everyone on Board

The CSR Agenda: Part 5 of 5

As we conclude this week's series on corporate social responsibility, we bring you thought-provoking reflections from global business leaders and management scholars on motivation, obstacles, and what is needed to initiate change, along with a field study on CSR and leadership and further articles that provide clarity as the business world moves toward a more … Continue reading The CSR Agenda: Part 5 of 5

Why Does Transformational Leadership Impact Motivation?

Why does transformational leadership impact employee motivation? Learn about the role of self-leadership in a new podcast from the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. Dr. Christopher Neck of Arizona State University discusses his article, "The Relation Between Self-Leadership and Transformational Leadership: Competing Models and the Moderating Role of Virtuality," published in the February 2012 … Continue reading Why Does Transformational Leadership Impact Motivation?