Journal of Leadership Studies

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 3, Summer

Business Leaders: A Historical Sketch of Henry Ford
True or False? "Henry Ford invented mass production via the assembly line." If you answered "true," read on; if your response was "false," continue reading only if you wish to discover more about an individual who played a major role in putting millions...
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Diversity Leadership: A Mandate for the 21st Century Workforce
Executive Summary This article contends that if U.S. corporations are to remain competitive as they enter the 21st century, their managers must stop trying to manage members of a workforce that is becoming increasingly more diverse and begin leading...
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Does Downsizing Result in Sustained Improvements?
Downsizing in itself will not necessarily produce efficiency, improve business processes, or automatically lead to increased customer satisfaction. The result is demoralization of the work force, loss of skilled and experienced workers, disruption...
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Editorial Comments
For those of you who are regular readers of the Journal, you have undoubtedly noticed that over the past two issues, the Journal has begun to modify its focus somewhat by supplementing articles with interviews, case studies, and historical profiles....
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Frequencies of Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) among Military Leaders
Executive Summary Psychological type distributions of military leaders at various levels show interesting patterns. Military leaders have yet to fully begin to appreciate the psychological type contributions the staff brings to workforce resources....
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Integrating Theory and Experience for Working Adult Students Using the Learning Leader Journal
Executive Summary This paper introduces the Learning Leader Journal, an exciting learning technique for leadership development, that melds on-the-job experience with an understanding of theory. The Journal was designed for executives in leadership...
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Leadership Effectiveness and Personality Characteristics of Group Members
Executive Summary Perceptions of leadership appear to be changing. Research has shown a shift in emphasis in regard to the factors influencing leadership effectiveness in a group. Whereas early scholars focused on leaders personality characteristics...
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Leadership Processes in Virtual Teams and Organizations
Executive Summary Virtual teams face different challenges in creating effective leadership processes than self-managing teams working together in the same physical location. Although it is clear that technology is revolutionizing the way organizations...
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Stepping Up to Assume Greater Organizational Leadership: How Public Relations Professionals Are Poised to Lead the Telecommuting Charge in the New Millennium
Executive Summary The author explored the impact that telecommuting, or cybercommuting, has on the current corporate climate and details the need for a greater organizational leadership position for public relations professionals in managing the...
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Successful Downsizing: The Case of the Boeing Reemployment Program
Introduction Faced with a downturn in the commercial aircraft business and reduced military spending, The Boeing Company was forced to downsize approximately 55,000 people over a five-year period. The company's management, organized labor, the local...
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The Case for Using Both Latent and Manifest Variables to Investigate Management-by-Exception
Executive Summary The current study examines the leadership behavior of Management-by-Exception by using quantitative and qualitative methods. By distinguishing between manifest (observable) and latent (unobservable) variables, the study enables...
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The Changing Principalship: Its Current Status, Variability, and Impact
Executive Summary This article reports a study of the changing role of the principal in Washington State. Utilizing survey research, the findings reinforce role change and that the impact of changes vary between school levels and geographic location....
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The Evolving Organization: An Interview with Jo Colruyt
This interview explores the story behind Colruyt, a Belgian company that over a twenty-five year period evolved from a one-store-enterprise into Belgium's third largest food retail chain. The company is unique on several dimensions -- its managerial...
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Trust Leadership
Executive Summary Leadership is the driving force in societal and organizational change. Without a recognized leader, status quo becomes acceptable and the desire to grow and achieve higher goals never develops. Strong, compelling leadership is...
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