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. 13, No. 2, Winter

A Conversation with Steven Kerr: A Rational Approach to Understanding and Teaching Ethics
Steven Kerr has been active in both the academic world (Past President of the Academy of Management) and, more recently, has been active in a leadership role in industry. Steve covered many topics in the interview. To help the reader better access...
An Investigation of Potential Consequences of Satisfaction with Appraisal Feedback
Performance feedback supposedly enhances performance, attitudes and intentions but these benefits are likely to depend on ratee's reactions to feedback. A longitudinal design was used to overcome limitations of previous studies that investigated the...
How Does Workplace Fun Impact Employee Perceptions of Customer Service Quality?
This study examined the link between workplace fun, employee satisfaction, and perceptions of customer service quality. Our results showed that employees who experienced fun in the workplace had greater satisfaction with their job and that the relationship...
Potential Added Value of Psychological Capital in Predicting Work Attitudes
Meeting the challenge of effectively managing human resources requires new thinking and approaches. To extend the traditional perspective of economic capital, increasing recognition is being given to human capital and more recently social capital,...
The Evolution of the Concept of the 'Executive' from the 20th Century Manager to the 21st Century Global Leader
The purpose of this paper is to take an in-depth look at the profiles of executive skills and competencies drawn across the expanse of seventy-five years framed in the backdrop of management philosophy changes. In the early 1900's, Chester Barnard...
The Implications of Positive Psychological Capital on Employee Absenteeism
Drawing from positive psychology and positive organizational behavior (Luthans, 200a, 2002b) this study utilized a field study in a high tech manufacturing firm to demonstrate how positive psychological capital reduces levels of both involuntary and...