Journal of Leadership Studies

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, Spring

A Conversation with Leadership Guru, Paul Hersey
"I guess the gift that was given to me was that I can take very complex things and put them into nickel words that everybody can understand." (Paul Hersey) Paul Hersey has long been acknowledged as one of the giants in the field of management. Along...
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Acordia, Inc. Leadership through the Transformation of "Growing Small"
Executive Summary Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Indiana embarked on an ambitious corporate transformation in 1986. This strategic journey and the leadership efforts that it took are highlighted in this case. How a huge bureaucratic organization employing...
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Business Leaders: A Historical Sketch of Richard W. Sears
"The great price maker"; "Send us no money"; "With cash, we pay the freight." These were advertising phrases that reached out to rural America and captured a market that was eager for the products available in urban areas. The idea of ordering by mail...
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Corporate Entrepreneurial Leadership for the 21st Century
Executive Summary While numerous authors have advanced the notion of "visionary leadership" during the last twenty years, the concept of "entrepreneurial leadership" has emerged as the critical factor for the 21st century corporation. This article...
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Editorial Comment Spring 1998
In the previous issue I shared with you some of the changes that we are now implementing in the Journal. One was the addition of a number of new editorial review board members. Another was the creation of an Interview Editor. A third was the appointment...
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Educating Leaders: From the Abstract and Rational to the Concrete and Personal
Executive Summary How can business educators nurture in their students the qualities of transformational leadership: charisma, inspirational leadership, intellectual stimulation and individualised consideration of employees? This philosophical paper...
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Exposing and Exploring State-Wide Community Leadership Training Programs
Executive Summary According to the National Association for Community Leadership, there are 650 to 750 community leadership programs in the United States. Furthermore, these leadership programs are growing from the efforts of smaller towns and cities...
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Learning Leadership Online: A Synergy of the Medium and the Message
Executive Summary Teaching leadership online is a new and often daunting enterprise for educators. However, the medium of computer conferencing is, in fact, useful for introducing students to the skills of self- and team-based leadership, particularly...
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The Challenge of Leadership in High Performance Work Organizations
Executive Summary The purpose of this paper is to integrate the diverse literatures on High Performance Work Organizations (HIPO) Varied definitions of the HIPO are presented, common components across the definitions are identified, and then each...
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The Ecology of Leadership: Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing World
Executive Summary Traditional, mechanistic models of leadership are inadequate for dealing with the serious adaptive challenges facing the modern world. The complex, dynamic systems that result when these adaptive challenges interact requires that...
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The Influence of Top Management Team Leadership on Corporate Refocusing: A Theoretical Framework
Executive Summary Refocusing has become one of the major strategies pursued by large organizations in the 1990s. Prior research in the area of upper echelons (top management team) leadership has revealed that there is a strong relationship between...
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The Leadership Principles Used by Jack Welch as He Re-Energized, Revolutionized, and Reshaped General Electric
Executive Summary Starting in the early 1980s till now, Jack Welch, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the General Electric Corporation (GE), has led his company through one of the most revolutionary and far-reaching changes ever witnessed in modern...
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The Principal's Role in School Restructuring and Reform: An Examination of Self-Perceived Leadership Styles
Executive Summary Research and literature has suggested that the school leader be one who empowers others, encourages creativity and flexibility, promotes collaborative planning and shared decision-making in an effort to develop trust throughout...
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