Interpretation of Leadership

The interpretation of leadership varies on what different individuals believe is a true leader. Although, with all the different explanations on what a leader is, it is impossible to advocate what a true leader is. Steven M. Smith states, “Leadership is the ability to adapt the setting so everyone feels empowered to contribute creatively to … Read more

Leader-Member Exchange Relationships and Organisational Citizenship Behaviour: The Role of Gender

Abstract Leader-member exchange (LMX) focuses on the unique relationship between leader and follower. The aim of this paper is to research what role gender plays in these dyadic relationships. Furthermore, it is investigated whether gender moderates the relationship between organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) and LMX. Literature on the topic is examined and reviewed. The results … Read more

Understanding Leadership & Change

Introduction There is a well-known saying that ‘the only thing that is constant is change’ this also means that change is unavoidable. Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard business states that ‘the world is changing, and the business environment is also changing which means that the business organisation must change so they can adapt to the … Read more

Leadership annotated bibliography – review of a range of books/articles

Caramela, S. (2018, August 27). How to Be an Ethical Leader: 4 Tips for Success. Retrieved January 15, 2019, from https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5537-how-to-be-ethical-leader.html How to Be an Ethical Leader: 4 Tips for Success There is different definitions for leader and boss. There is also a difference in how the people below them feel about their titles. Leaders … Read more

James MacGregor Burns – Leadership

James MacGregor Burns is an incredibly smart man, watching and listening to his knowledge and experience of leadership enhanced my comprehension of transformational and transactional leadership immensely. Mr. Burns describes leadership by using examples of people who have previously held leadership titles. These examples include military leaders and leaders who have had leadership power over … Read more

What is the effect of different leadership styles on the organizational learning culture and organizational performance? (research proposal)

Leadership can be interpreted in several ways, as every organization will encounter with certain types of leadership. Leadership keeps an organization functioning properly and can courage the employees to keep up hard work. Leadership can be seen as a complex process as well, a process that eventually leads to better organizational learning and an improved … Read more

Florence Nightingale – leadership

Florence Nightingale, known by many as the Lady with the Lamp (Selanders, 2018), was a social reformer and the founder of modern nursing. She was raised in a wealthy and privileged background; as a result, she was expected by her mother, Frances Nightingale, to marry and become a housewife (Selanders, 2018). Florence, however, had different … Read more

Leadership articles review

Article one describes the main key aspects of leadership that consists of experience, knowledge, personal attributes and competencies (Kulkarni, 2018). Organisational skills are also needed in order to keep up with a fast-changing society, that is based on innovation, and collaboration. To strengthen a solid and sustainable leadership process, it is important to prepare for … Read more

Leadership in Homer’s The Iliad

In Homer’s’ The Iliad, King Agamemnon can provide examples of how not to be an effective leader. Agamemnon portrays negative leadership skills and poor decision making throughout the tale. Towards the beginning of the poem, it becomes apparent to the reader that Agamemnon is not a very kind man. In the first book, the father … Read more

Captain Rowley’s Leadership Model

CAPT William R. Rowley, Medical Corps, USN, assumed command of the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in August 1991. All research for this thesis was conducted during January and February 1993. After extensive interviews with CAPT Rowley regarding his leadership philosophy it became evident that there were recurring themes that could be distilled and described as … Read more

Comparison of Shiao and Wolfe – treatment and implication of female bosses in the workplace

“Why we don’t like women bosses (and why it matters)” (Shiao, 2016) and “Do men make better bosses than women (no, and here’s why)” (Wolfe, 2017) are two well-written articles that offer differing perspectives on the treatment and implication of female bosses in the workplace. Where the former emphasizes on the negative judgments that follow … Read more

Collaborative Leadership

1. Introduction Leaders within health care organisations have traditionally viewed their role as a transactional activity (Vanvactor, 2012). The definition of health care management tends to be hierarchical and often grounded in the idea of facilitating management linearly. To facilitate change, health care organisations are beginning to evaluate defined management roles outside of traditional parameters. … Read more

Leadership (on board ships)

A Leader, or in our case a Masters Career and the fate of his vessel and Bridge team are determined by the effectiveness of his behavior. Leadership is considered crucial for success and has been considered by most researchers to be the most critical ingredient (Lussier and Achua 2009). I would describe a leader as … Read more

Self-deception among leaders

Self-deception among leaders is a prevalent issue in organizations today. The inability of a leader to recognize that he/she may be the root cause of some of the problems found within their circle of influence renders them ineffective at leading, and hinders productive follower-leader relationships. When leaders are trapped in the box of self-deception they … Read more

Hindrances to Effective Teams

It can be reasonably argued that the business environment in which organizations now operate is ever-changing, highly uncertain, and increasingly competitive. Because of this dynamic fundamental shift in the business environment, organizational leaders are recognizing that long-term success hinges on the ability of leaders to develop and maintain effective and high performance teams. The collective … Read more

Women and leadership

“It takes a full-blown crisis for organizations to bring in women to key leadership positions. Either women don’t take risk or it all else man dominated society. Organizations wait until a crisis to bring women into positions of power because they realize the current strategy is not working and new approach is needed.” Caroline Fairchild … Read more

Leadership in the Navy

“Rails joined with each other in a railway” Does that could ever happen? If so let’s see how it could happen. It is better to extract something up to understandable level before it is going to be explained. What are socio- economic norms? Socio-economic norms mean how social activities combine with economic situations and bring … Read more

Leadership in childcare

Introduction “It’s not the strongest or the most intelligent leaders who will survive but those who can best manage change” Charles Darwin. (n.d.) Early learning and Childcare is in the process of a huge transformation and expansion. Building the Ambition (Scottish Government, 2014) supports the Governments ambition for Early Learning and Childcare and provides practitioners … Read more