Ethical leadership and influence building: An examination of female public relations’ perceptions on preparedness, role modeling, and influence strategies
Paper presented at the PRSA Educators Academy Super Saturday Conference, October 24, 2020.
Abstract: Practices of ethical leadership in public relations can be context-specific but they can influence organizational effectiveness. By conducting a national survey, this study examines female public relations professionals’ perspectives on ethical leadership. The results suggest that female professionals feel ready and confident in providing ethics counseling as needed. Public relations leaders’ ethical conduct help reinforce team members’ ethical practice. Female professionals suggest it is necessary to use multiple strategies to build and enact influence as an ethical leader in public relations. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Applying Leadership Self-Efficacy Theory: Understanding the Innerworkings of Assessments by Creating Our Own
Abstract: This innovative practice paper explores a theoretical framework supporting leadership self-assessments — leadership self-efficacy theory. The paper describes the theory’s application in an exemplar self-assessment instrument and explains our approach to understanding the inner workings of assessments by creating and testing our own. Note: This paper resulted from an academic-industry collaboration with the Cox […]
Barriers to PR women’s leadership advancement: Current situation and anticipated changes
Abstract: This study examines current critical situational issues and barriers that are likely to influence women’s leadership advancement along their career paths in public relations. A national online survey of female professionals in public relations was designed and conducted in the United States. Results confirmed the top three situational barriers to PR women’s advancement include […]