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. 3, Spring

An Interview with John H. Zenger on Extraordinary Leadership
John H. (Jack) Zenger writes, teaches, and speaks about extraordinary leadership. Today he is one of most authoritative voices on leadership and performance. He received a degree in psychology from Brigham Young University, an MBA from UCLA, and a...
Faculty in a Liminal Landscape: A Case Study of a College Reorganization
The reorganization of colleges is one response to the economic, political, and intellectual challenges that universities face. However, little research has explored how faculty members understand their professional identities and affiliation during...
Gender Differences in Social and Emotional Skills and Charismatic Leadership
The relationships among leader gender, social and emotional skills, and charismatic leadership were examined from a dataset of 108 senior leaders and 325 of their direct followers in numerous organizations, including universities, government agencies,...
Perceived Breach of Contract for One's Own Layoff vs. Someone Else's Layoff: Personal Pink Slips Hurt More
In this study we examine how the perception of layoff as a violation of a psychological contract can vary depending upon one's perception of employer contractual obligation. We also investigate how perceptions of layoffs vary depending on whether one...
Social Identity and Leadership in the Basque Region: A Study of Leadership Development Programmes
The purpose of the study was to explore how social identity influences the construction of leadership development programmes in the Basque Region. The Basque region is recognised as having a strong social and national identity (Kaufmann and Todtling,...
The 21st Century Board: Structure, Responsibility, Assessment
Redefinition of how a board of directors fulfills its duties to make informed decisions and to monitor and oversee management is a primary focus of corporate governance reform. In a three pronged approached to the examination of the role of the board...
Toward a New Understanding of Leader Accountability: Defining a Critical Construct
This article defines leader accountability as (a) the leader's willing acceptance of the responsibilities inherent in the leadership position to serve the well-being of the organization; (b) the implicit or explicit expectation that the he/she will...
Transformational Leadership and Work-Related Attitudes: The Moderating Effects of Collective and Self-Efficacy across Cultures
In this study, we examined how collective and self-efficacy moderated the influence of transformational leadership on followers' work-related attitudes (i.e., organizational commitment and job satisfaction) using hierarchical linear modeling. Data...
Understanding WorldCom's Accounting Fraud: Did Groupthink Play a Role?
WorldCom, Inc. perpetrated the largest accounting fraud in U.S. history. WorldCom, now called MCI, emerged from bankruptcy protection on April 20, 2004 after being fined $750 million. In total, WorldCom reported accounting irregularities of $11 billion....