Leadership

Podcast: Coaching Optimal Teams with Amy Edmondson, PhD

In this podcast, Amy Edmondson, PhD, Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School addresses the latest research and best practices for coaching leaders on how to accelerate performance and learn "on the fly" in a world of constant change.

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Strategic Shared Leadership and Organizational Dynamic Capabilities

We propose that the purposeful sharing of strategic decisions and the process of making and taking those between the dominant coalition of an organization (Strategic Shared Leadership or SSL thereafter), initiated and supported by a focal strategic leader or small team, engenders Organizational Dynamic Capabilities (ODCs) though the transfer of ...

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Visualizing the landscape and evolution of leadership research

Complementing prior quantitative and qualitative reviews of the leadership literature, we conduct a bibliometric analysis of leadership articles. Our bibliometric review provides a different perspective by portraying the landscape and developmental trajectory of leadership research over time via co-citation and co-occurrence analyses....

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Tightening the leash after a threat: A multi-level event study on leadership behavior following the financial crisis

This paper presents the results of a multi-level event study of the effects of the 2008 financial crisis on leadership behavior. Following assumptions from the threat-rigidity hypothesis, we expect that across firms and countries, this crisis led to an increase in directive leadership....

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Tempering agency with communion increases women's leadership emergence in all-women groups: Evidence for role congruity theory in a field setting

Which characteristics predict leadership emergence in women after they work on group tasks in all-women groups? Role congruity theory suggests that women need to temper their agency with communion in order to emerge as leaders....

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Cognitive shifts within leader and follower teams: Where consensus develops in mental models during an organizational crisis

This empirical study investigates cognitive shifts in both leader and follower teams when developing consensus or agreement in how to resolve a slowly emerging organizational crisis over time. The cognitive maps of leaders and followers are analyzed in team settings to explain where consensus is formed....

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Jack of all, master of all? CEO generalist experience and firm performance

Although more generalist CEOs command a significant pay premium and are known for initiating a variety of strategic changes, whether their sought-after experience is associated with higher firm performance remains unexplored....

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From classroom to conscription. Leadership emergence in childhood and early adulthood

Research on leadership emergence has mainly focused on adulthood and relied on retrospective accounts of childhood factors. Based on a prospective cohort study of 7719 boys born in 1953, of which 5928 were later drafted, we explored individual differences in leadership emergence in childhood and early adulthood....

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The glass cliff myth? – Evidence from Germany and the U.K.

This study analyzes the “glass cliff” phenomenon using performance data from 233 large listed firms in Germany and the United Kingdom collected from 2005 to 2015. We examine these firms' accounting and stock market performance trends prior to the appointments of new board members and the short-term stock market reaction to these appointments....

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From problems to progress: A dialogue on prevailing issues in leadership research

This paper presents a dialogue between two scholars who have come to contribute to the leadership literature rather late in their careers and, as such, embody a combined insider/outsider perspective....

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