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Post Millennial Generations In The Workforce, Tarynne Scott Apr 2019

Post Millennial Generations In The Workforce, Tarynne Scott

Thinking Matters Symposium

Post Millennials, defined as individuals born between the years of 1997 to present day and whom are currently between the ages of zero and twenty-one years old, are one of the largest generational cohorts to enter the workforce thus far (Ozkan, Soulmaz, 2015). Without understanding the characteristics of this generation, leaders could find themselves with followers they do not know how to motivate or communicate with (Seemiller, 2017, pg. 8). The purpose of this study is to explore and gain a deeper understanding of what Post Millennials need to be successful in the workforce, and how they differ in their ...


The Incidence And Impact Of Workplace Incivility: A Quantitative Study Comparing Public University Staff Member Experiences In The Northeast, Tracy St. Pierre Apr 2019

The Incidence And Impact Of Workplace Incivility: A Quantitative Study Comparing Public University Staff Member Experiences In The Northeast, Tracy St. Pierre

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Workplace Incivility (WI) is a construct similar to sexual harassment or bullying - it is unwanted behavior and can cause negative emotions for those who experience it. However, it lacks a clear definition or legal repercussions that have been established for sexual harassment and bullying. Thus, incivility is able to thrive in the workplace with little intervention and can create adverse consequences for employees and the organization. Several studies demonstrate that up to 96% of employees have experienced WI (Porath & Pearson, 2010, p.64). Employees who experience WI reduce their work effort and decrease productivity by “venting” to co-workers (Cortina and Magley, 2009, p. 286). This results in more work for mangers and HR personnel who need to mediate the situation; the organization may experience an overall reduction in morale and productivity, leading to lost revenue. The goal of this study is ...


Perceived Supervisor Accessibility And Its Effects On Authentic Leadership, Kasey Gallant Apr 2019

Perceived Supervisor Accessibility And Its Effects On Authentic Leadership, Kasey Gallant

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As technology develops, professionals will have a greater opportunity to work remotely; often using multiple modes of technology to attend meetings, workshops and communicate with colleagues and superiors. The present study explores Authentic Leadership as it is experienced by remotely located employees, and its relationship with Job Satisfaction, Employee Engagement, and Turnover Intention through the construct of perceived supervisor accessibility. Current research on Authentic Leadership fails to explore the quality of remotely located employee/supervisor interactions and whether there is a relationship between Job Satisfaction, leadership style, and intention to leave a position. The present study seeks to fill the ...


Leadership Development In A Virtual Work Environment, Sylvia Dion Apr 2019

Leadership Development In A Virtual Work Environment, Sylvia Dion

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The precise definition of "telecommuting" varies, but it is generally defined as the performance of work tasks from home (Glass and Noonan,2016, p. 6). More broadly, the Telework Enhancement Act (2010) defines telecommuting as “a work flexibility arrangement under which an employee performs the duties and responsibilities of such employee’s position, and other authorized activities, from an approved worksite other than the location from which the employee would otherwise work” (2010, p. 1). Leadership development in virtual work environments has been explored from the leader perspective, with much of the existing research focusing on the leader’s behaviors ...


Generational Differences In Organizational Culture, Andrew Mcclement Apr 2019

Generational Differences In Organizational Culture, Andrew Mcclement

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As the Baby Boomers exit the workforce, newer and younger generations’ workers will need to be hired and trained to fill these positions. Millennials entering the workforce will require evolving methodologies of leadership to retain talent. Studies to-date have focused on leadership styles and organizational culture and how they affect employee engagement. However, the bulk of these studies use information that may not be relevant to current Gen Z and Millennial workers. To address existing gap in knowledge, this study explores the differences of the current generations in the modern-day workforce leadership and what Millennial and Gen Z leaders will ...


Virtual International Leadership Within Organizations: Overcoming Cultural, Language, And Physical Barriers, Jaye Goulet Apr 2019

Virtual International Leadership Within Organizations: Overcoming Cultural, Language, And Physical Barriers, Jaye Goulet

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Advances in technology are allowing members of a team to collaborate while being geographically and spatially apart. These new teams, known as virtual teams, have benefits for both the organizations to which they belong and to the individual members. Organizations are able to utilize highly-skilled experts without the associated relocation costs. Team members are able to contribute to projects in their field of expertise without having to leave their homeland. These teams require a leader whose interactions build trust and loyalty without the benefit of face-to-face contact with other team members. Although virtual teams are rapidly growing, research is lacking ...


Fake Service Dogs: Leading By Example, Joshua Ferguson Apr 2019

Fake Service Dogs: Leading By Example, Joshua Ferguson

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This qualitative research examines public awareness pertaining to the protocols surrounding service dogs and their handlers, known collectively as the service team. The use of service dogs has been on the increase as more people discover the benefits provided by service dogs. The increase in the number of service dogs fosters questions about safety, training, the dog’s purpose, and its legitimacy. Previous studies suggest that many individuals are falsely claiming their dogs as service dogs or “fake service dogs.” This research explores what trends are leading to increases in service dog use and how fake service dogs affect people ...


Community Driven Student Leadership: The Doce Approach, Courtney Caouette, Jordan O'Hearn, Stacy Henson-Drake, Michaela Stone, Gabrielle Lodge Apr 2018

Community Driven Student Leadership: The Doce Approach, Courtney Caouette, Jordan O'Hearn, Stacy Henson-Drake, Michaela Stone, Gabrielle Lodge

Thinking Matters Symposium

Universities and the communities in which they reside must maintain an interdependence to thrive. The USM LAC Druker Office of Community Engagement (DOCE) follows a unique model of student-faculty collaborative leadership to model how public universities can partner with their communities. Developing long-lasting community-university relationships holds mutual benefits. DOCE connects students, faculty and staff with over 90 community partners. As a synergetic cooperative team, we believe community engagement is essential in the growth and learning of the whole student, faculty and staff of USM.

Our recent Community-Based Participatory Research (CPBR) works in integrating the classes and curriculum of the Social ...


Collegiate Leadership Competition: Deliberate Practice Leading To Expertise, Courtney Randall, Mark Graham, Irene O'Leary, Katia Fonseca, Salina Mallory, Matt Norris Jan 2018

Collegiate Leadership Competition: Deliberate Practice Leading To Expertise, Courtney Randall, Mark Graham, Irene O'Leary, Katia Fonseca, Salina Mallory, Matt Norris

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Deliberate practice (Ericsson & Pool, 2016), the scientific process often attributed to developing expertise, requires a well-developed field and a teacher who can design, provide, and facilitate purposeful activities that target specific goals related to performance in that field. Components of purposeful practice include (a) well-defined goals, often related to skills that others have figured out how to do; (b) timely, continuous, and specific feedback; (c) deliberate practice outside of one’s comfort zone; and (d) developing previously acquired skills through continuous improvement. USM students’ participation in Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC) practice sessions include components of deliberate practice aimed toward the goal of developing expert leaders. Through intentional learning activities grounded in applied leadership and specific performance outcomes, CLC practices include innovative strategies for leading and influencing high performing teams, solving complex problems, improving intergroup communication skills, and enhancing critical thinking skills; and each learning activity concludes with focused debriefing sessions that include feedback from the ...


Leadership In A South African Context, Sara E. Brown, Elsbeth K. Paige-Jeffers Apr 2017

Leadership In A South African Context, Sara E. Brown, Elsbeth K. Paige-Jeffers

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The Montagu Project at its core is an inspiring example of cross-cultural leadership, community engagement, friendship, and sustainable partnership. The collective impact of the University of Southern Maine, the Rural Arts Development (RAD) Foundation, and the Red Zebra Foundation reaches far beyond the week they meet as The Montagu Project. Each one of these partners promotes global leadership, global awareness, leadership development, community engagement, and the empowerment of youth.