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Bullying and leadership styles
Bullying and leadership styles
Bullying in the workplace is a real and present problem in almost every sector. It causes poor productivity and, if widespread in an organisation, can lead to an impact on the company’s profits, as well as the mental wellbeing of those who work there and their peers. A study from xxxxxxx University in the United States has shown that bullying is linked to leadership style.
Business leaders’ personal values, organisational culture and market  orientation
Business leaders’ personal values, organisational culture and market orientation
A new study examining the connections between the market orientation and culture of an organisation and the leaders’ personal values has just been published in the Journal of xxxxxxxxxx. The study found that the personal values of the leaders of an organisation significantly impact both the organisational culture and its market orientation.
Gender and leadership  – it’s all about distance
Gender and leadership – it’s all about distance
New research looking at leadership may give an answer to the song of a man and woman bickering ‘Anything you can do’ (Howard Keel and Betty Hutton) – women it appears are better at team leadership than men. The research looked at the perceptual distance in managers’ conflict avoidance behaviour and its consequences for subordinates.
How leaders lead organisational learning
How leaders lead organisational learning
New research has shown the processes by which transactional and transformational leadership tends to develop learning capability in organisations and it may not be entirely what you expect. The study by researchers from xxxxxx University discovered that leaders tend to use a series of different processes, depending on their type of leadership, and that these processes have a direct impact on organisational learning....
Control vs resources: how stepping aside early may benefit your startup…
Control vs resources: how stepping aside early may benefit your startup…
Looking at the two consumer electronics behemoths Apple and Microsoft one may be led to believe that having the visionary who founded the business at the tiller while it goes from a garage based business to a multibillion dollar company is essential. But this is far from it...
How our mood (and productivity) is directly affected by different forms of communication at work
How our mood (and productivity) is directly affected by different forms of communication at work
A team of computer scientists have used technology to anonymously measure the psychological states of a group of workers at an IT company in Italy to see how the multiple channels of communication, email, text, documents, chats, face-to-face interactions etc. affect them. This study can be used to better help Human Resources professionals in designing job descriptions and may even inform how certain people can work better according to their dispositions.
Leadership begins at home
Leadership begins at home
For a leader to develop others’ potential, they must develop their own first, according to Ian Cunningham, Chairman of Strategic Developments International. Writing in Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, Cunningham shows how taught leadership training can actually have a negative impact on leadership qualities (if it has any impact at all).
Leadership Development: the role of emerging identity as a leader
Leadership Development: the role of emerging identity as a leader
A new paper just published in the Journal Advances in Developing Human Resources has highlighted one of the current areas of focus of leadership development. The development of leader identity.
The effects of leadership training on organisational learning
The effects of leadership training on organisational learning
Effective leadership can improve organisational learning and help drive the organisation in new directions. Organisational learning as a concept is the process of creating, retaining and transferring knowledge within the organisation. The primary purpose being to prevent organisations from losing what they learn from experience over time.
The importance of dignity in leadership
The importance of dignity in leadership
An interesting case study by international conflict resolution expert, Donna Hicks, has just been published showing how a major US corporation failed because the senior leadership failed to give their employees the dignity they deserved.
The new leadership - organisation use of self
The new leadership - organisation use of self
A new paradigm of leadership is starting to emerge from the post 2008 financial crash world. Traditional concepts are starting to shift and a new world idea of leadership is just starting to emerge. In the journal Leader to Leader, Mila Baker, a New York based author and consultant, argues what the new paradigm appears to look like.
The 9 evidence based issues about shared leadership that you need to know
The 9 evidence based issues about shared leadership that you need to know
A meta-analysis of 72 research papers just published has thrown up nine points for human resources and development professionals to consider when looking at a shared leadership system. The paper looked at shared leadership at a team level rather than the macro organisational level.
Transformational leadership can tackle employee turnover
Transformational leadership can tackle employee turnover
New research just published in the International Journal of Manpower looked at IT engineer turnover in small and medium enterprises and has shown that there is a solution to high turnover in highly skilled areas, however it requires a few steps back from the problem itself.
What creates the conditions for successful shared leadership?
What creates the conditions for successful shared leadership?
Shared leadership is increasingly being used in certain sectors. Broadly speaking, this is where the team is jointly responsible for a task and no one person is responsible for the successes or failures of the team. Research into shared leadership has now shown that there are a number of components that help with the formation of shared leadership.
What do CEOs really learn when undercover on frontline roles?
What do CEOs really learn when undercover on frontline roles?
Following the TV series Undercover Boss, researchers spoke to 13 Chief Executives (CEOs) to find out what they really learned from going undercover on the frontline of their own businesses. This differs somewhat to that which was presented on the TV series – which only focused on the human side, whereas the research focused on the impressions given to the CEOs from their businesses’ point of view.
What kind of leader do we want? Well it depends…
What kind of leader do we want? Well it depends…
Research just published in The Leadership Quarterly looking at how we decide whether to approve of a leader or not has come up with some interesting results. It is often assumed that endorsement of a leader depends on personal preference and mutual ‘fit’ of style. This study suggests otherwise.

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