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Project Manager Leadership Behavior: Task-Oriented Versus Relationship-Oriented, Thomas G. Henkel, James W. Marion Jr, Debra T. Bourdeau Apr 2019

Project Manager Leadership Behavior: Task-Oriented Versus Relationship-Oriented, Thomas G. Henkel, James W. Marion Jr, Debra T. Bourdeau

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In this paper, we examined managers’ leadership behavior when working on a simulated team project regarding task-oriented versus relationship-oriented leadership behavior to effectively achieve successful project completion. Managers attending an advanced project management development program responded to the Fielder Leadership Behavior Style Self-Assessment, which is a useful framework to determine task-oriented versus relationship-oriented leadership behavioral styles. The degree of task-oriented versus relationship-oriented leadership behavior styles was assessed to determine the approach taken by the managers for achieving successful project completion. A Pearson’s chi-square test was conducted to determine whether the observed values were significantly different from an expected value ...


Recipe For Success: Behavioral Ingredients For Superior Performing Leaders, Linda M. Pittenger Aug 2017

Recipe For Success: Behavioral Ingredients For Superior Performing Leaders, Linda M. Pittenger

National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS)

The aviation and aerospace business is a complex adaptive system that includes emerging technologies, competitors, government policies, cost demands, globalization, and talent constraints. To effectively lead in the chaos of constant demands and disruptive and unpredictable external environments, having deep and broad functional expertise is not enough. Superior performing leaders require further broadening and deepening of selected behavioral competencies in order to succeed (Smith, 2000). Particular to aviation and aerospace, understanding the types of leaders needed to be successful is especially important since baby boomer employees will soon retire and the middle managers that will likely replace them lack the ...


Project Manager Motivation: Job Motivators And Maintenance Factors, Thomas G. Henkel, James W. Marion Jr, Debra T. Bourdeau Jul 2017

Project Manager Motivation: Job Motivators And Maintenance Factors, Thomas G. Henkel, James W. Marion Jr, Debra T. Bourdeau

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The present study explored the applicable motivation factors that contribute to job satisfactory in terms of job motivators and maintenance factors when working projects. Students enrolled in a university advanced project management leadership course were asked to respond to a job motivators and maintenance factors self-assessment which is a useful framework to determine the factors that contribute to their motivation when working projects (Lusser & Achua, 2016). A chi-square test was conducted to determine if the observed values were significantly different from an expected value of 18. The chi-square goodness of fit test led to the rejection of H10 and the ...


Project Manager Leadership Styles: Task Vs. People-Oriented, Thomas G. Henkel, James W. Marion Jr, Debra T. Bourdeau Jun 2017

Project Manager Leadership Styles: Task Vs. People-Oriented, Thomas G. Henkel, James W. Marion Jr, Debra T. Bourdeau

Publications

The present study explored applicable leadership behavior in terms of concern for task and/or people-oriented when leading project teams. Students enrolled in a university Master of Science in Project Management degree program were asked to respond to the Fielder Leadership Style Self-Assessment which is a useful framework to determine task versus people-oriented leadership (Lusser & Achua, 2016). A chi-square test was conducted to determine if the observed values were significantly different from an expected value of five. With a p value


An Evaluation Of The Relationships Between Collegiate Aviation Safety Management System Initiative, Self-Efficacy, Transformational Safety Leadership And Safety Behavior Mediated By Safety Motivation, Daniel Kwasi Adjekum Apr 2017

An Evaluation Of The Relationships Between Collegiate Aviation Safety Management System Initiative, Self-Efficacy, Transformational Safety Leadership And Safety Behavior Mediated By Safety Motivation, Daniel Kwasi Adjekum

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

The study conceptualized Safety Management System (SMS) initiative, self-efficacy, and transformational safety leadership as constructs that relates to safety behavior (measured by safety compliance and safety participation) when mediated by safety motivation using a quantitative approach. Structural equation modeling techniques was used to derive a final measurement model that fit the empirical data and was used to test the study hypotheses. Utilizing a sample of 282 collegiate flight students and instructors from a large public university in the US, a 46-item survey was used to measure respondent’s perceptions on the study variables. The results indicate that perceptions of SMS ...


Human Energy Maximization In A Customized Leadership Program, Robin A. Roberts, Matthew P. Earnhardt, Rene Herron Jan 2017

Human Energy Maximization In A Customized Leadership Program, Robin A. Roberts, Matthew P. Earnhardt, Rene Herron

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Sustainability and thriving are key terms that are driving how energy sources, such as solar, wind, water, and geothermal, generate survivability in the era of globalization. Rarely are those terms used to define human energy expenditures; however, human energy is the most readily available energy source for it serves as a primary catalyst in the fueling or degrading of the sustainability and survival of all other resources. Additionally, humans live, learn, and earn in spaces where they expend energy by mere existence. Most humans are unaware of the impact their personal energy has on the utility and fortitude of the ...


The Effects Of Safety Culture And Ethical Leadership On Safety Performance, Kevin O’Leary Jul 2016

The Effects Of Safety Culture And Ethical Leadership On Safety Performance, Kevin O’Leary

Dissertations and Theses

This dissertation investigated the effects of safety culture and ethical leadership on safety performance in Fractional jet pilots in the United States. The primary objective was to develop a well-fitted model linking these constructs. A composite survey instrument was developed from instruments previously validated in the literature.

There were 305 complete and valid responses from Fractional pilots. The hypothesized factor structure consisted of seven factors. The exogenous factor of safety culture was made up of four sub-factors. The endogenous factors included ethical leadership, pilot commitment, and safety performance. Safety performance was a second order factor consisting of errors and attitudes ...


So You Have To Write A Strategic Plan: Why Not Make It Interesting?, Anne M. Casey Mar 2016

So You Have To Write A Strategic Plan: Why Not Make It Interesting?, Anne M. Casey

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Writing a strategic plan can seem like a daunting and boring project. But it doesn’t have to be. There are many innovative ways to develop a workable strategic plan that can be interesting, involve staff and other stakeholders, and may even be fun! This presentation offers practical advice on interesting planning techniques, such as scenarios and appreciative inquiry.


Aerospace Renaissance – Ripe For Research To Impact The Industry, Constantine M. Koursaris, Brig. Gen. Robert E. Mansfield Jr. (Ret.) Jan 2015

Aerospace Renaissance – Ripe For Research To Impact The Industry, Constantine M. Koursaris, Brig. Gen. Robert E. Mansfield Jr. (Ret.)

Aviation / Aeronautics / Aerospace International Research Conference

The Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership (CAAL) was founded in 2008 to capture, create, and share relevant information on leadership in the aviation and aerospace industry.

The AIR is developed and published in collaboration with the Aerospace Industries Association and includes:

• Information on the status of aerospace manufacturing in the United States and state of the economy

• An in-depth review of sales across the various sectors of the industry, employment trends, key international trade statistics, financial information on the industry & major aerospace firms, trends to watch, and a forecast for the future based on a review of what the ...


Sustaining An Organization In The Midst Of Chaos, Steven M. Walker, Matthew P. Earnhardt Jan 2015

Sustaining An Organization In The Midst Of Chaos, Steven M. Walker, Matthew P. Earnhardt

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Sustainability is a popular topic that influences almost every area of life and industry. Using the 2008 recession as the crisis examined, we will take a look at how several leaders have handled economic, environmental, and organizational responsibility and sustainability in the midst of chaos. We will then tie those examples together within the realm of systems thinking, highlighting how leaders need to see the interconnected nature of systems in order to effectively respond to crises.


An Inquiry Into The Aviation Management Education Paradigm Shift, Matthew P. Earnhardt, Jason M. Newcomer, Daryl V. Watkins, James W. Marion Nov 2014

An Inquiry Into The Aviation Management Education Paradigm Shift, Matthew P. Earnhardt, Jason M. Newcomer, Daryl V. Watkins, James W. Marion

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

Working adults with four-year degrees from accredited colleges or universities earn, on average, almost three times more than individuals without a degree. This pay gap led Newcomer and his colleagues to study attitudes of aviation and aerospace managers towards education. That study found that managers valued education in new hires, even though they did not deem it critical to their own positions. That finding indicated a potential paradigm shift towards the perceived value of education in the industry.

In the current qualitative, phenomenological research, we interviewed 14 managers from various capacities within the aviation and aerospace industries to determine the ...


Romans 12 Motivational Gifts In The Military: An Exploration Of Person-Job Fit, Job Performance, And Job Satisfaction, Matthew P. Earnhardt Jan 2014

Romans 12 Motivational Gifts In The Military: An Exploration Of Person-Job Fit, Job Performance, And Job Satisfaction, Matthew P. Earnhardt

Publications

The study researches the Romans 12 motivational gifts and their relationship to person-job fit, job satisfaction, and job performance in the U.S. Air Force. Results of the study identified two clusters among U.S. Air Force personnel and found a positive relationship with person-job fit and job satisfaction — and no relationship with job performance. Several practical applications can be gleaned from the current research, especially in the area of motivation and training.


The Effectiveness Of The United States Air Force Developmental Teams, Jason Michael Newcomer Jan 2013

The Effectiveness Of The United States Air Force Developmental Teams, Jason Michael Newcomer

Aeronautics, Undergraduate Studies - Worldwide

The Results-Based Leadership Group surveyed 470 companies and discovered that the top 25companies with effective leadership practices dedicated twice as much effort to leadership development as did other companies, indicating a strong relationship between success and leadership development. The problem explored in the current study was the lack of qualitative analyses of the U.S. Air Force Development Team processes. The purpose of the case study was to survey Development Teams at the U.S. Air Force in Washington, DC to explore how effectively the teams’ processes resulted in identification, selection, and/or development of leaders who meet strategic needs ...


Stanley Mcchrystal, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Jérôme Kerviel: Are We All Ciphers?, Editor Jun 2010

Stanley Mcchrystal, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Jérôme Kerviel: Are We All Ciphers?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article examines the fall of United States (US) Army General Stanley McChrystal, and the concepts of the self and identity.


Identifying The Key Factors In The Effectiveness And Failure Of Virtual Teams, Matthew P. Earnhardt Apr 2009

Identifying The Key Factors In The Effectiveness And Failure Of Virtual Teams, Matthew P. Earnhardt

Publications

Virtual teams, “individuals collaborating in geographically dispersed work teams who may reside in different time zones and countries” (Horwitz, Bravington, & Silvis, 2006, p. 472), are continuing to increase in frequency in today’s global economy. These teams have become a vital option for organizations that need to work in multiple locales at once and draw on vast global expertise. In fact, virtual teams and e-collaboration is considered an alternative to previously traditional formats, because of the cost savings and lack of space limitations associated with operating via virtual means (Kock & Nosek, 2005).


The Successful Expatriate Leader In China, Matthew P. Earnhardt Jan 2009

The Successful Expatriate Leader In China, Matthew P. Earnhardt

Publications

With cheap labor, the world's largest work force, and the United States as one of its principal trading partners, China offers boundless opportunities to global corporations. The economic advantages of operating in China are great; however, the foreign business community faces unique challenges there, as qualified Chinese business leaders are virtually non-existent within the country's corporate world.


Testing A Servant Leadership Theory Among United States Military Members, Matthew P. Earnhardt Jan 2008

Testing A Servant Leadership Theory Among United States Military Members, Matthew P. Earnhardt

Publications

Servant leadership, first proposed by Greenleaf (1970), is an emergent leadership theory postulating a leader must serve first. Patterson (2003), building on transformational and previous servant leadership research, developed a model of servant leading based on the following: (a) agapao love, (b) humility, (c) altruism, (d) vision, (e) trust, (f) empowerment, and (g) service. This study tests Patterson’s theory of servant leadership in a military context by investigating the relationship between the seven constructs in Patterson’s servant leadership model. Multi-rank and service military members’ perception of servant leaders was assessed using the servant leadership instrument developed by Dennis ...


Practical Application Of Five Leadership Theories On A U.S. Naval Vessel, Matthew P. Earnhardt Oct 2007

Practical Application Of Five Leadership Theories On A U.S. Naval Vessel, Matthew P. Earnhardt

Publications

On a United States naval vessel, task accomplishment and leadership decisions are vital to personnel survival and mission success (Phillips, 2007). The United States Navy relies on leadership decisions made from admiral to seaman, and as a result, invests heavily in leadership development.


Lewdness, Sex, And Terrorism, Editor Dec 2003

Lewdness, Sex, And Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the idea of punishing supervisory personnel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for sexual behavior.


Trends. Psychologies Of Influencing Military Conflict And Terrorism, Editor Jun 2003

Trends. Psychologies Of Influencing Military Conflict And Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article examines leadership and attempts to prevent or resolve episodes of military conflict and terrorism.


A Profile Of National Leader Profiles And The Social Construction Of The Self: An Example Of Information Warfare, Editor Mar 2003

A Profile Of National Leader Profiles And The Social Construction Of The Self: An Example Of Information Warfare, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article hypothesizes some implications of the social construction of the self for the construction of personality profiles of national leaders and their employment in information warfare.


Trends. Group Psychology And War Planning, Editor Mar 2003

Trends. Group Psychology And War Planning, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the importance of group dynamics and mood in a war setting.


The “Politically Motivated” Defense: An Example From Paraguay, Editor Feb 2003

The “Politically Motivated” Defense: An Example From Paraguay, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes and analyzes the construct of a specific defense strategy employed by political leaders against allegations of wrongdoing.


Ideal Assessment For The Political Elite: A Lacanian Perspective, Editor Jul 2001

Ideal Assessment For The Political Elite: A Lacanian Perspective, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article advocates for the utility of two Lacanian personality constructs in the assessment of political leaders and the politically powerful.


Trends. The Psychology Of Military Readiness, Editor Jun 2001

Trends. The Psychology Of Military Readiness, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The IBPP editor discusses military readiness and national security.


Trends. Conflicts About Conflicts Of Interests In National Leaders, Editor May 2001

Trends. Conflicts About Conflicts Of Interests In National Leaders, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses leaders involved with potential conflicts of interests and the surrounding political controversy.


Leader In Love Ii, Editor Apr 2001

Leader In Love Ii, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article continues the analysis of the political consequences of leaders in love.


Leader In Love: A Political Psychological Perspective, Editor Apr 2001

Leader In Love: A Political Psychological Perspective, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some possible political consequences of a national leader in love or experiencing lust as love.


A Lesson From Political Psychology: When Vip Treatment Is A Prescription For Disaster, Editor Sep 2000

A Lesson From Political Psychology: When Vip Treatment Is A Prescription For Disaster, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some paradoxical consequences of high-level, direct involvement of a political leader in crises and disasters.


Trends. Hugo Chavez And Loyalty: What Venezuela Can Teach Us About Ourselves, Editor Aug 2000

Trends. Hugo Chavez And Loyalty: What Venezuela Can Teach Us About Ourselves, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses and evaluates the actions of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who, after winning a procedurally fair, democratic election, chose members of his political team based on loyalty rather than expertise.