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Applying Leadership Self-Efficacy Theory: Understanding the Innerworkings of Assessments by Creating Our Own Keith Herndon

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 […]

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Ethical leadership and influence building: An examination of female public relations’ perceptions on preparedness, role modeling, and influence strategies Juan Meng

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 […]

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Barriers to PR women’s leadership advancement: Current situation and anticipated changes Juan Meng

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 […]

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Entrepreneurial Leadership: Teaching Product Development Principles Using the Perceived Attributes of Innovation Keith Herndon

Keith Herndon and Caroline Windham (Grady M.A. student). (Forthcoming 2020, July). Entrepreneurial Leadership: Teaching Product Development Principles Using the Perceived Attributes of Innovation. Paper accepted for the annual conference of the Association of Leadership Educators, Nashville, TN. Abstract: This innovative practice paper presents a classroom exercise used to demonstrate the importance of product development within […]

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Leading by Ear: Podcasting as an Educational Leadership Tool Keith Herndon

Charlotte Norsworthy (Grady M.A. student) and Keith Herndon. (Forthcoming). Leading by Ear: Podcasting as an Educational Leadership Tool. Journal of Leadership Education. Paper accepted for the annual conference of the Association of Leadership Educators, Nashville, TN. Abstract: This innovative practice paper explains how a student-produced podcast is used as an educational tool to showcase leadership […]

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The impact of organizational culture and leadership performance on PR professionals’ job satisfaction: Testing the joint mediating effects of engagement and trust Juan Meng

Abstract: The study examines the impact of critical organizational factors (organizational culture and excellent leader performance) on public relations professionals’ overall job satisfaction by focusing on testing the joint mediating effects job engagement and trust could generate. A national online survey of 838 public relations professionals working in a variety of organizations was used as […]

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Teaching Leadership in a Management Course: Using Q Methodology to Engage Students in Theory Building Keith Herndon

Abstract: Teaching leadership within the parameters of a management course can be a daunting task. It is imperative for students to have an understanding of the perceived differences in leadership and management, but such instruction requires a delicate balance between teaching theory and illustrating practical applications. This article, prepared as an innovative practice paper, shares […]

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Labor Productivity: Proposing the Economic Metric as an Empirical Leadership Proxy Keith Herndon

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 […]

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