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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Leadership And Spiritual Capital: Exploring The Link between Individual Service Disposition And Organizational Value

    Researchers have made considerable advances integrating spirituality and organizational leadership (Fry, 2003; Benefiel, 2005). The concept of spiritual capital has developed as a way of explaining and perhaps advocating this integration in a secular context (Baker & Miles-Watson, 2008). This paper explores the development of spiritual capital as a multi-level...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Gender Differences And Transformational Leadership Behavior: Do Both German Men And Women Lead In the Same Way?

    This paper examines the differences between men and women leaders with respect to their transformational leadership behaviors. Subordinates of the leaders rated the frequency of use of transformational leadership behaviors from five different categories. The five behavior categories and the instrument used (The Leader Behavior Inventory or LBI) to rate...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The Relationships Among Servant Leadership, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Person-Organization Fit, And Organizational Identification

    This paper proposes that there is a relationship between servant leadership and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and that person-organization fit and organizational identification moderate that relationship. One hundred fourteen participants completed a cross-sectional self-report survey. Hierarchical regression analysis revealed that servant leadership behavior partially predicts organizational citizenship behaviors and that...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Leading Across Global Cultures Through Servant Leadership

    Cultural contexts impact the exercise of global leadership, and one of the foremost leadership challenges that face global leaders across cultures is communication. This challenge is not just the language barrier, but it is also in understanding the local cultural mindset. Globalization has extended the general overview and study of...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Character And Servant Leadership: Ten Characteristics Of Effective, Caring Leaders

    We are experiencing a rapid shift in many businesses and not-for-profit organizations - away from the more traditional autocratic and hierarchical models of leadership and toward servant leadership as a way of being in relationship with others. Servant leadership seeks to involve others in decision making, is strongly based in...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Impact Of Cultural Intelligence Level On Conflict Resolution Ability: A Conceptual Model And Research Proposal

    Cultural intelligence and conflict resolution ability are essential for 21st-century leaders when considering the increased interaction with individuals from different cultural backgrounds that is now prevalent due to the technological advances of the internet and improved modes of mobility (Templer, Tay, & Chandrasekar, 2006). With increased frequent interactions, there is...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Shared Leadership: Is It Time For A Change?

    This paper investigates shared leadership and seeks to determine if more organizations should consider adopting a shared leadership model. Leadership affects the success and failure of every type of organization, and the complexity of today's business environment makes leadership increasingly more challenging. It is becoming more difficult for any single...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    The Disconnect Between Portfolio Construction In The Financial Services Industry

    Modern Portfolio Theory as proposed by Harry Markowitz is largely regarded as one of the seminal works of the field of finance. The financial services industry has largely adopted the principles of Modern Portfolio Theory as its approach to investment portfolio construction by the use of mean-variance optimization. Through an...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Leadership Style And Organizational Commitment: The Moderating Effect Of Locus Of Control

    The existing management and leadership research has demonstrated separately the effects of leadership style and locus of control on organizational commitment. However, researchers have not yet directly measured the relationship between leadership style and organizational commitment as moderated by follower's locus of control. This paper provides a review of the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Practitioner's Corner: Leadership Emergence Theory In The Corporate Context

    Numerous leadership theories describe the characteristics, values, attitudes, and behaviors that are indicative of leadership. However, Avolio and Gardner (2005) asserted that the actual process by which individuals develop leadership has not been adequately studied. Lord and Hall (2005) contended that this may be because the theories have neglected to...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Perfect Storm Of Leaders? Unethical Behavior: A Conceptual Framework

    Unethical behavior of leaders has consequences for leaders themselves, followers, and their respective organizations. After defining relevant terms including ethics, morality, and ethical and unethical leadership, a conceptual framework for the unethical behavior of leaders is proposed, which includes the three "Perfect storm" dimensions of leaders, followers, and situational context....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Leading In The Learning Organization

    Leaders who focus on the development of knowledge-focused organizational systems may position their organizations to achieve sustainable success by identifying their organizations as learning organizations. Watkins and Marsick (1992) explained that "Learning organizations are characterized by total employee involvement in a process of collaboratively conducted, collectively accountable change directed towards...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Improving Cross-Cultural Communication Skills: Ask-Seek-Knock

    Just as Jesus taught his disciples to persist in prayer as a way to improve their communication skills, global leaders must also be in constant pursuit of, and proficient in, cross-cultural communication skills if they are to succeed in today's global environment. Global leaders must be persistent in asking for...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cultural Value Orientation, Personality, And Motivational Determinants Of Strategic Leadership In Africa

    Strategic leadership has been proposed as critical to organizational effectiveness. As African economies transition from socialist to open market states, strategic leadership will be instrumental to the effectiveness of African organizations. Unfortunately, few studies of strategic leadership in African organizations exist. To fill this gap, a model of strategic leadership...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Employees' Perceptions Of Lebanese Managers' Leadership Styles And Organizational Commitment

    Using Bass' (1990) framework of transactional and transformational leadership, this paper investigated the employees' perceptions of the prevalent leadership style in Lebanon and its impact on organizational commitment. The Lebanese society with its social complexity has much to offer to the understanding of the culture's effect on leadership style and...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Authoritarian Management Style In The Likud Party Under The Leadership Of Benjamin Netanyahu

    This paper examines the management style of Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu in the Likud party after his election to party chairman in 1992 compared with that of Yitzhaz Shamir by analyzing party structures that the leaders created. After Netanyahu's election as party chairman, he initiated organizational change within the Likud. He...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Romantic Idealism: Transitioning From For-Profit To Non-Profit Leadership

    Where do non-profit boards recruit from when they inevitably need to replace key leadership positions? One source of recruitment may be from the for-profit executive ranks. Ironically, many non-profits are uninterested in recruiting from the ranks of older, retiring professionals, even though these experienced professionals form a major pool to...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    A Credible Leader For Turbulent Times: Examining The Qualities Necessary For Leading Into The Future

    This paper introduces a credible leader with leadership qualities that are needed to successfully lead an organization through the turbulence of the present world. These credible leadership qualities include: a demonstrated competency in leading an organization through turbulence; an honorable intent in the eyes of his or her people; a...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Emergent Innovation: A New Strategic Paradigm

    In perilous economic times, fresh ideas and innovation are the lifeblood of every corporation. Emergent innovation is a strategic innovation methodology. Emergent innovation does not impose new and foreign innovation techniques on company employees, but instead seeks out, recognizes and helps promote useful innovation methodologies already at work in the...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Organizational Design During Financial Crisis

    Organizational leaders are currently faced with increasing stress on their financial systems due to worsening national and world economic conditions. Even when the current crisis abates, better financial planning will be needed to help minimize the risk of further economic crisis. In this paper, the author introduces the idea that...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Gender Dissimilarity And Leader-Member Exchange: The Mediating Effect Of Communication Apprehension

    This paper proceeds from the perspective that demographic variables directly affect social dynamics (e.g., communication), which in turn influence a variety of organizational outcomes, including leader-member exchange. This paper elaborates on previous studies of leader-member exchange that discuss personality traits and personal characteristics by providing an in-depth examination of two...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Leadership And Spiritual Capital: Exploring The Link between Individual Service Disposition And Organizational Value

    Researchers have made considerable advances integrating spirituality and organizational leadership (Fry, 2003; Benefiel, 2005). The concept of spiritual capital has developed as a way of explaining and perhaps advocating this integration in a secular context (Baker & Miles-Watson, 2008). This paper explores the development of spiritual capital as a multi-level...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Gender Differences And Transformational Leadership Behavior: Do Both German Men And Women Lead In the Same Way?

    This paper examines the differences between men and women leaders with respect to their transformational leadership behaviors. Subordinates of the leaders rated the frequency of use of transformational leadership behaviors from five different categories. The five behavior categories and the instrument used (The Leader Behavior Inventory or LBI) to rate...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cultural Value Orientation, Personality, And Motivational Determinants Of Strategic Leadership In Africa

    Strategic leadership has been proposed as critical to organizational effectiveness. As African economies transition from socialist to open market states, strategic leadership will be instrumental to the effectiveness of African organizations. Unfortunately, few studies of strategic leadership in African organizations exist. To fill this gap, a model of strategic leadership...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Leading In The Learning Organization

    Leaders who focus on the development of knowledge-focused organizational systems may position their organizations to achieve sustainable success by identifying their organizations as learning organizations. Watkins and Marsick (1992) explained that "Learning organizations are characterized by total employee involvement in a process of collaboratively conducted, collectively accountable change directed towards...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Employees' Perceptions Of Lebanese Managers' Leadership Styles And Organizational Commitment

    Using Bass' (1990) framework of transactional and transformational leadership, this paper investigated the employees' perceptions of the prevalent leadership style in Lebanon and its impact on organizational commitment. The Lebanese society with its social complexity has much to offer to the understanding of the culture's effect on leadership style and...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Authoritarian Management Style In The Likud Party Under The Leadership Of Benjamin Netanyahu

    This paper examines the management style of Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu in the Likud party after his election to party chairman in 1992 compared with that of Yitzhaz Shamir by analyzing party structures that the leaders created. After Netanyahu's election as party chairman, he initiated organizational change within the Likud. He...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Impact Of Cultural Intelligence Level On Conflict Resolution Ability: A Conceptual Model And Research Proposal

    Cultural intelligence and conflict resolution ability are essential for 21st-century leaders when considering the increased interaction with individuals from different cultural backgrounds that is now prevalent due to the technological advances of the internet and improved modes of mobility (Templer, Tay, & Chandrasekar, 2006). With increased frequent interactions, there is...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    The Disconnect Between Portfolio Construction In The Financial Services Industry

    Modern Portfolio Theory as proposed by Harry Markowitz is largely regarded as one of the seminal works of the field of finance. The financial services industry has largely adopted the principles of Modern Portfolio Theory as its approach to investment portfolio construction by the use of mean-variance optimization. Through an...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Leadership Style And Organizational Commitment: The Moderating Effect Of Locus Of Control

    The existing management and leadership research has demonstrated separately the effects of leadership style and locus of control on organizational commitment. However, researchers have not yet directly measured the relationship between leadership style and organizational commitment as moderated by follower's locus of control. This paper provides a review of the...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Perfect Storm Of Leaders? Unethical Behavior: A Conceptual Framework

    Unethical behavior of leaders has consequences for leaders themselves, followers, and their respective organizations. After defining relevant terms including ethics, morality, and ethical and unethical leadership, a conceptual framework for the unethical behavior of leaders is proposed, which includes the three "Perfect storm" dimensions of leaders, followers, and situational context....

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Character And Servant Leadership: Ten Characteristics Of Effective, Caring Leaders

    We are experiencing a rapid shift in many businesses and not-for-profit organizations - away from the more traditional autocratic and hierarchical models of leadership and toward servant leadership as a way of being in relationship with others. Servant leadership seeks to involve others in decision making, is strongly based in...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    A Credible Leader For Turbulent Times: Examining The Qualities Necessary For Leading Into The Future

    This paper introduces a credible leader with leadership qualities that are needed to successfully lead an organization through the turbulence of the present world. These credible leadership qualities include: a demonstrated competency in leading an organization through turbulence; an honorable intent in the eyes of his or her people; a...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Romantic Idealism: Transitioning From For-Profit To Non-Profit Leadership

    Where do non-profit boards recruit from when they inevitably need to replace key leadership positions? One source of recruitment may be from the for-profit executive ranks. Ironically, many non-profits are uninterested in recruiting from the ranks of older, retiring professionals, even though these experienced professionals form a major pool to...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Emergent Innovation: A New Strategic Paradigm

    In perilous economic times, fresh ideas and innovation are the lifeblood of every corporation. Emergent innovation is a strategic innovation methodology. Emergent innovation does not impose new and foreign innovation techniques on company employees, but instead seeks out, recognizes and helps promote useful innovation methodologies already at work in the...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Organizational Design During Financial Crisis

    Organizational leaders are currently faced with increasing stress on their financial systems due to worsening national and world economic conditions. Even when the current crisis abates, better financial planning will be needed to help minimize the risk of further economic crisis. In this paper, the author introduces the idea that...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Shared Leadership: Is It Time For A Change?

    This paper investigates shared leadership and seeks to determine if more organizations should consider adopting a shared leadership model. Leadership affects the success and failure of every type of organization, and the complexity of today's business environment makes leadership increasingly more challenging. It is becoming more difficult for any single...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Leading Across Global Cultures Through Servant Leadership

    Cultural contexts impact the exercise of global leadership, and one of the foremost leadership challenges that face global leaders across cultures is communication. This challenge is not just the language barrier, but it is also in understanding the local cultural mindset. Globalization has extended the general overview and study of...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Gender Dissimilarity And Leader-Member Exchange: The Mediating Effect Of Communication Apprehension

    This paper proceeds from the perspective that demographic variables directly affect social dynamics (e.g., communication), which in turn influence a variety of organizational outcomes, including leader-member exchange. This paper elaborates on previous studies of leader-member exchange that discuss personality traits and personal characteristics by providing an in-depth examination of two...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The Relationships Among Servant Leadership, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Person-Organization Fit, And Organizational Identification

    This paper proposes that there is a relationship between servant leadership and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and that person-organization fit and organizational identification moderate that relationship. One hundred fourteen participants completed a cross-sectional self-report survey. Hierarchical regression analysis revealed that servant leadership behavior partially predicts organizational citizenship behaviors and that...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Improving Cross-Cultural Communication Skills: Ask-Seek-Knock

    Just as Jesus taught his disciples to persist in prayer as a way to improve their communication skills, global leaders must also be in constant pursuit of, and proficient in, cross-cultural communication skills if they are to succeed in today's global environment. Global leaders must be persistent in asking for...

    Provided By Regent University

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Practitioner's Corner: Leadership Emergence Theory In The Corporate Context

    Numerous leadership theories describe the characteristics, values, attitudes, and behaviors that are indicative of leadership. However, Avolio and Gardner (2005) asserted that the actual process by which individuals develop leadership has not been adequately studied. Lord and Hall (2005) contended that this may be because the theories have neglected to...

    Provided By Regent University