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Leadership development through understanding the Holocaust

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Keywords: leadership, leaders, leadership development, moral judgement, courage An interesting paper has just been published which looks at a unique program that was developed for the US Coast Guard Academy in which it argues that all leadership programs should include a study of the Holocaust. This, they argue, helps leaders develop higher levels of moral […]

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Leadership development: what we can learn from online graduate leadership courses

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Keywords: Complexity Leadership Theory, leadership development, leadership, Complex Adaptive Systems, learning, organisational learning, emerging leadership, learning and development A new review of online university graduate leadership courses that are focused on developing leaders that can deal with complexity has just been published. The review wanted to know whether or not these online graduate leadership programmes […]

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The rise of Positive Organisational Leadership

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Keywords: positive organisational leadership, leadership, positive organisational scholarship, leadership development, positive deviance, organisational development Positive organisational scholarship is part of the recent interest in positive psychology and positive organisational development and refers to organisational approaches to developing a more positive working environment for employees and developing a positive set of thinking, attitudes, emotions and behaviours […]

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Inclusive leadership: What it is and how to achieve it

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Keywords: leadership, leadership development, inclusive leadership, inclusion, teams, workgroups, diversity A significant drive in businesses in recent years has been to increase the diversity of employees throughout the organisation. Whilst some of this drive has been because of legislative changes, many more forward-thinking business leaders and CEOs recognise the strategic importance of having a more […]

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Predicting and developing good transformational leaders

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Keywords: leader, leadership, transformational leadership, leadership development New leaders are rarely adequately prepared before taking up the mantle of leadership. A number of previous studies have shown that many new leaders rarely understand the practice of transformational leadership as they commence their journey as leaders. Senior management and leaders require an effective leadership approach in order […]

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Does transformational leadership lead to better job-crafting? If so why?

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Keywords: Job crafting, transformational leadership, leadership, leadership development, promotion focus There has been a recent resurgence of interest in job crafting – where employees are encouraged to proactively alter their own job design, tasks and relational boundaries on an ongoing basis in order to increase their effectiveness and job satisfaction. This research briefing looks at […]

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Relational energy and leadership style

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Keywords: leadership, leadership development, leadership styles, relational energy, organisational psychology, productivity An unusual and interesting area of research that is becoming more prominent is that around ‘relational energy’. Relational energy refers to the positive feeling and sense of increased resourcefulness experienced as a direct result of an interaction with someone else. Some people seem to […]

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How leadership impacts an organisation’s innovation capacity

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Keywords: leadership, leadership development, learning organisation, organisational learning, learning culture, innovation, innovation capacity Innovation capacity, or the capability of an organisation to invent new processes, systems and products, is a key indicator of long-term organisational outcomes, sustainability, competitive advantage and organisational flexibility. A number of previous studies found that leadership is a key factor in […]

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Empowering leadership styles in cross-cultural situations

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Keywords: empowering leadership, leadership, leadership style, cross-cultural leadership, leadership development Empowering leadership refers to leadership behaviours that are primarily focused on delegating authority to employees and promoting self-directed and autonomous decision-making, coaching, knowledge sharing and a coaching /facilitative style of leadership. Whilst the empowering leadership style has been found in a number of previous studies […]

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How Transformational Leadership Increases Employee Performance

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Keywords: leadership, leadership development, transformational leadership, performance, employee performance, identification, engagement, proactive personality One of the primary concerns of any organisation is that of employee performance. A raft of studies over the last 90 years has found that leadership management behaviour is a primary predictor of performance of employees. Indeed, a number of studies, particularly […]

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