Journal of Leadership Studies

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, Fall

A Conversation with Mark Susor: Leadership in the Largest UPS Distribution Facility in the World
Often while driving around Chicago on the I-294 toll road crossing the Des Plaines River on what is locally called the mile long bridge, I can view an expansive structure just south and west of the bridge. The facility itself is bigger than a football...
An Interview with Edward J. Kurtz President and Chief Executive Officer Baker College (Special Reprint from Vol. 5, No. 1)
Leadership is a skill that is needed by managers in all organizations, public and private alike. In this interview, conducted by Richard Hodgetts (RI-I), editor of the Journal, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Baker College, Edward J. Kurtz...
Choosing Leaders: A Group Interactional Approach
Executive Summary This article advances a theoretical framework for understanding how groups evaluate leaders using insights from small group research. Leadership selection is presented as an "interactional process," involving the variables of personality,...
Collaboration in Presenting Community Leadership Development Programs: Two and Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education Working in Partnership
Executive Summary Community leadership development programs sponsored by institutions of higher education often emphasize the need for collaboration in leadership. The programs themselves, however, frequently exclude interinstitutional collaboration....
In Remembrance: Richard M. Hodgetts
Richard M. Hodgetts Sun Trust Professor of Business at Florida International University Editor, Journal of Leadership Studies 1998-2001 The editorial team of the Journal of Leadership Studies was saddened when our leader, Editor Richard M. Hodgetts,...
Is a Leader's Character Culture-Bound or Culture-Free? an Empirical Comparison of the Character Traits of American and Taiwanese CEOs *
Executive Summary Most experts agree that our character is influenced by our distinctive national culture, but the world is becoming more "boundaryless" as international trade, transportation and communication systems become more efficient. As a...
Latino Leadership: Building a Humanistic and Diverse Society Liderazgo Latino: Edificando Una Sociedad Humanistica Y Diversa
Executive Summary This article describes a collective, people centered view of leadership that grows out of Latino history and core values, and is responsive to the challenges Latino leaders face today. Three dynamics are noted that position...
Nurturing Future Leadership Skills in Five to Eight Year-Old Children through Self-Awareness Activities
Executive Summary There is an increasing emphasis in formal and community-based education on youth leadership through self-awareness development via community service: Community service programs often focus upon a "remedial" context, attempting...
Organizational Vision: The Other Side of the Coin
Executive Summary Vision is the essence of leadership that brings about change in the life of organizations. The present paper argues that three critical components, the qualities of an organization's leader, the attributes of the followers and...
Positive Approach to Leadership (PAL) Implications for Today's Organizations
Executive Summary The article proposes a positive approach to leadership (PAL) to help today's organizational leaders rise to the occasion of the turbulent post-9/11 environment. Drawing from positive psychology and Luthans' recently proposed positive...
The Landscape of Leadership Building Relationships
Executive Summary The landscape of leadership is inhabited with purpose, opportunities, and relationships. This paper sought to illuminate the relationships aspects of this landscape. While it is difficult to gain complete understanding of the landscape...
Why Good Leaders Can't Use Good Advice
Executive Summary There is an abundance of good advice on what leaders and organizations need, but there are fundamental reasons why they can not implement the advice. Knowing what to do and what structural features are desirable may be necessary,...