Labor Productivity: Proposing the Economic Metric as an Empirical Leadership Proxy
Paper accepted for presentation at the global annual conference of the International Leadership Association in West Palm Beach, FL, Oct. 25, 2018.
Abstract: Leadership is inherently difficult to quantify. Studies have surveyed and observed behavior in all sorts of organizations attempting to understand relationships and causes and effects of leadership styles and outcomes. As Yammarino (2013) stated, “we have many empirical studies (quantitative, qualitative, and meta-analyses) on leadership, but theory is still ahead of data.” This paper considers industry leadership an aggregated activity and examines labor productivity as a tool to critically compare performances across multiple sectors. The U.S. newspaper industry is discussed as a case study of the data, and the paper asserts that industries struggling with productivity erosion may benefit from new methods for cultivating and recruiting transformational leaders. Leadership development stakeholders are encouraged to consider productivity as an empirical leadership proxy.
Inclusive leadership and women in public relations: Defining the meaning, functions, and relationships
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to introduce inclusive leadership as a new theoretical framework to understand its meaning and functions in advancing gender equalities and empowerment in public […]
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 […]