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. 11, No. 2, Winter

Designing and Evaluating E-Learning in Higher Education: A Review and Recommendations
In the past decade, there has been tremendous growth in the availability of college and university courses taught entirely online. In this manuscript, we review issues that impact the effectiveness of such electronic courses. We first address design...
Expatriate Selection: Evaluating the Discriminant, Convergent, and Predictive Validity of Five Measures of Interpersonal and Intercultural Competence
Effective screening and selection of expatriates is a critical function in organizations, yet the use of paper and pencil instruments in expatriate selection is limited by the paucity of existing validity evidence. This study assessed the discriminant,...
Keeping It "All in the Family:" Does Nepotism in the Hiring Process Really Benefit the Beneficiary?
The purpose of this research was to examine the consequences of being perceived as having benefited from a family connection during the hiring process. One hundred and ninety-seven upper-level undergraduate students reviewed materials describing three...
Leadership Behaviors and Subordinate Resilience
Utilizing a sample of 150 part-time MBA students, this study evaluated the relationship between leader behaviors and subordinate resilience. We proposed that the transformational leadership dimensions of Attributed Charisma, Idealized Influence, Inspirational...
Race Effects on the Employee Assessing Political Leadership: A Review of Christie and Geis' (1970) Mach IV Measure of Machiavellianism
Machiavellianism has commonly been defined as the need to develop and defend one's power and success (Machiavelli, 1513/1902). Scholars have adopted the perspective of Machiavelli to examine political dynamics in organizations (Andersson, 2000; Harrell-Cook,...
Race Effects on the Employee Engagement-Turnover Intention Relationship
In this paper we review extant research findings on employee engagement. We then outline and test potential differences in the relationship between engagement and intent to remain with the organization, based upon variations in the racial composition...
Reconceptualizing Social Skills in Organizations: Exploring the Relationship between Communication Competence, Job Performance, and Supervisory Roles
This study applies a three component model of communication competence (motivation, knowledge, and skill) within an organizational context and analyzes the relationship between job performance, position level, and communication competence. Data analysis...
The Importance of Organizational Context on Employees' Attitudes: An Examination of Working in Main Offices versus Branch Offices
Organizational context is important in the determination of attitudes and behaviors (Rousseau, 1978). This paper presents the results of a study conducted with employees of branch banks and main o/rice banks' regarding their job-related attitudes....