Leadership (example: Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia)

Leadership in organization is a very important trend as the leader has a large amount of responsibility to lead the direction and build good organizational culture that expressed the behaviors, rules and values critical to the attainment of an organization’s mission and strategies. Leaders who carry good leadership characteristics will benefit the organization and become … Read more

What is the relationship between transformational, respectively transactional, leadership LMX and psychological safety?

Problem analysis Teams in health care face several challenges such as increasing complexity of health care provision; emphasis on efficiency and cost control; and focus on innovation, patient and person centred care delivery (IoM, 2001) (Kessel, Kratzer, & Schultz, 2012). Often high performing teams are seen as a panacea for the continuously challenging environment. Moreover, … Read more

Connections between leadership, motivation and teamwork theories,

In this essay I will discuss the connections between leadership, motivation and teamwork theories, how they connect to practice in organisations and their limitations, offering solutions where impracticalities arise. The essay aims to draw conclusions on the suitability of Fiedler’s Contingency Theory of Leadership, Tuckman’s Model of Group Development, Belbin’s Team Theory, and Herzberg’s Two … Read more

Athlete leadership and communication – annotated bibliography

Coach-Athlete Communication: Coaching Style, Leadership Characteristics, and Psychological Outcomes: The article, Coach-Athlete Communication: Coaching Style, Leadership Characteristics, and Psychological Outcomes, shows the importance of coaches to be able to form healthy relationships with their players. The reason as to why creating a healthy relationship is so that players feel a sense of closeness and improve … Read more

America’s Leaders

Leadership, the ability to inspire others to follow solely through the individuals actions and beliefs. It’s not everyday that great leaders are born especially ones that have an everlasting impact post death. In the near 1809 one of America’s greatest leaders was born. Hardin County, Kentucky, February 12th 1809 Abraham Lincoln was born and the … Read more

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

Federalist Papers #70 by Alexander Hamilton

In the Federalist Papers, Number Seventy, published March Fifteenth, 1788, Alexander Hamilton said, “A feeble Executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever it may be in theory, must be, in practice, a bad government.” He argued that … 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

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