Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies

An academic journal devoted to advancing the knowledge and practice of leadership education in both business and academic settings. Examines leadership and organizational functionality in civic, grassroots, corporate, nonprofit/philanthropic, educational,

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, May

Building a Culture That Encourages Strategic Thinking
Abstract The ability to think strategically is critical for leaders and managers at multiple organizational levels. Specific work experiences can contribute to the development of an individual's strategic thinking ability. Culture, among other organizational...
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Developmental Interactions for Business Students: Do They Make a Difference?
Abstract Internships, mentoring, and collaborative projects are three forms of developmental interactions that students can use to acquire knowledge, gain advice, and get support to guide them through the transition to post-college life. The current...
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Do Undergraduates and MBAs Differ Online?: Initial Conclusions from the Literature
Abstract To date, online learning research in business and management education generally assumes that degree program level does not affect effective online learning practice. However, the few studies that have examined both undergraduate and graduate...
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From the Editor of the Special Issue: Frontiers in Management and Organization Development
Diversity of thought and perspectives seems to be the unifying element when attempting to define the domain of management and organization development. In the academic environment the search continues to define a quality learning experience. Measures...
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Leadership Development in an Electronic Frontier: Connecting Theory to Experiential Software through Supplemental Materials
Abstract Recently, experiential software has emerged as a new pedagogical tool. This technology promotes both an individualized student experience and an opportunity for classwide, instructor-based learning. However, it is often difficult for students...
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Measuring the Effects of Learning Styles: Is a Little Knowledge Dangerous for Excellence in Management Education?
Abstract This is an experimental group/control group inquiry into the use of the Kolb Learning Style Inventory as a learning tool as well as a diagnostic tool. The idea is to assess whether it is possible to alter the perception of learners on the...
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The Management Curriculum and Assessment Journey: Use of Baldrige Criteria and the Occupational Network Database
Abstract Improving the ability to set and assess learning outcomes for students has been a challenging task and not one that has been well documented or executed. This article presents a protocol for the development of a content- and skills-based...
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The Relationship between University Student Commitment Profiles and Behavior: Exploring the Nature of Context Effects
Abstract Theoretical concepts from the organizational behavior literature, including commitment, are rarely used to help explain university student behavior. The benefits of doing so might include the development of a synthesis of knowledge about...
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The Role of Personally Transformative Learning in Leadership Development: A Case Study
Abstract This study examined if personally transformative learning (PTL) experienced during a month-long executive education program enhanced leaders' ability to generate positive individual and organizational outcomes, and identified key supports...
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