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Young Professionals And Philanthropy, Patricia Neilson Oct 2008

Young Professionals And Philanthropy, Patricia Neilson

Emerging Leaders Program Team Projects

Seven teams of young professionals presented what they learned from their projects with 7 organizations from the nonprofit and donor sector over the past year. Their experiences and insights address two related questions:

• What is the role of philanthropy in retaining young professionals in the Boston region?

• How can young professionals leverage their leadership skills, and their organization’s resources, to create successful partnerships in philanthropy to serve the Boston region?


Ua3/9/5 Presentation To Joint Committee On Education, Wku President's Office Oct 2008

Ua3/9/5 Presentation To Joint Committee On Education, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Presentation by WKU president Gary Ransdell to the Kentucky Joint Committee on Education. Data regarding WKU enrollment, tuition, degrees awarded, student retention, graduation statistics, transfer students, Applied Research & Technology Program, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), SKy Teach, student financial aid, Finish WKU, Division of Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO), WKU Glasgow, WKU E-town/Radcliff/Ft. Knox, WKU Owensboro, Gatton Academy of Mathematics & Science and doctoral programs.


The Effects Of Performance-Focused Training On Learning Transfer, Jennifer S. Kvidt Sep 2008

The Effects Of Performance-Focused Training On Learning Transfer, Jennifer S. Kvidt

Theses and Graduate Projects

This final project examines the effects of performance-focused training on learning transfer by exploring different types of training, learning transfer theories, adult learning styles, and training evaluation. The purpose of this research is to address the question: will a training program designed around a performance-focused model result in a significant level of learning transfer as perceived by the participants? Performance-focused training attaches business goals to training programs, and includes significant evaluation, which enhances learning transfer. Organizations using this type of training see a significant level of learning transfer because the organization recognizes the value of training, designs training programs with ...


Research Project / Management As A Liberal Art / The Virtue Of Profit, C. William Pollard, Peter F. Drucker Sep 2008

Research Project / Management As A Liberal Art / The Virtue Of Profit, C. William Pollard, Peter F. Drucker

C. William Pollard Papers

In this memo sent to his grandson, Pollard provides a summary of the concept of "Management as a Liberal Art" in addition to a letter from Peter Drucker and several documents with Drucker quotations. The latter are taking from the following sources:

Drucker, P. (1942) The Freedom of Industrial Man. Virginia Quarterly Review 18 (4),481-499. The citation comes from pp. 482-483.

Drucker, P.F. (1988). Teaching the Work of Management. New Management 6 (2), 2-5. The citation comes from p. 5. Drucker, P.F. (1989). The New Realities: In government and politics, in economics and business, in society and ...


Leading In The Midst Of Change: A Theologically Grounded, Theoretically Informed Hermeneutic Of Change, Terri L. Elton Sep 2008

Leading In The Midst Of Change: A Theologically Grounded, Theoretically Informed Hermeneutic Of Change, Terri L. Elton

Faculty Publications

This essay proposes a hermeneutic of change, grounded in theology and theory, which can inform church leaders’ strategic actions in the midst of change. Drawing from the work of practical theology, it looks at four vantage points proposed by Don Browning: descriptive, historical, systematic, and strategic. The descriptive view offers two insights: God is active and present in the midst of change and God’s people are simultaneously saints and sinners. The historical perspective points out that God has always been in the midst of change, but God’s love and promises for the world have not changed. Systematic theology ...


The Political Personality Of 2008 Republican Presidential Nominee John Mccain, Aubrey Immelman Sep 2008

The Political Personality Of 2008 Republican Presidential Nominee John Mccain, Aubrey Immelman

Psychology Faculty Publications

This paper presents the results of an indirect assessment of the personality of Arizona senator John McCain, Republican nominee in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, from the conceptual perspective of personologist Theodore Millon.

Psychodiagnostically relevant data regarding Sen. McCain was extracted from biographical sources and published reports and synthesized into a personality profile using the second edition of the Millon Inventory of Diagnostic Criteria (MIDC), which yields 34 normal and maladaptive personality classifications congruent with Axis II of DSM–IV.

The personality profile yielded by the MIDC was analyzed in accordance with interpretive guidelines provided in the MIDC manual ...


Ua3/9/5 Faculty & Staff Opening Convocation, Wku President's Office Aug 2008

Ua3/9/5 Faculty & Staff Opening Convocation, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at fall convocation. He discusses achievements, budget cuts, strategic planning, tuition, construction and degree productivity.


The Leadership Of Christian Value-Led Companies: Observations Of Character, Practical Wisdom, And Decision-Making Complexities, Tim Roddy Aug 2008

The Leadership Of Christian Value-Led Companies: Observations Of Character, Practical Wisdom, And Decision-Making Complexities, Tim Roddy

Theses and Graduate Projects

Aspiring Christian-values leaders might have many questions on this topic, including: Where does the knowledge to lead this way come from? Who has experience in this endeavor? What are the obstacles which might be faced in leading this way? What research exists on this topic? How can I learn what experienced Christian-values leaders already know about leading this way? Therefore, this research has been undertaken as a qualitative study in observation and documentation of the phenomena surrounding the research question. Themes or trends are discussed in terms which 11 Christian-values business leaders expressed as significant. Their documented comments and views ...


Faith In The Workplace, C. William Pollard Jul 2008

Faith In The Workplace, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at the Samaritan Interfaith Focus on Faith Breakfast (Cress Creek Country Club - Naperville, IL), Pollard addresses the question of faith in the workplace. In particular, he posits that servant leadership is the primary means by which one actualizes religious faith in everyday life.


The Political Personality Of 2007 French Presidential Candidate Ségolène Royal, Aubrey Immelman, Pascal De Sutter Jul 2008

The Political Personality Of 2007 French Presidential Candidate Ségolène Royal, Aubrey Immelman, Pascal De Sutter

Psychology Faculty Publications

This paper presents the results of an indirect assessment of the personality of Ségolène Royal, candidate of the Socialist Party in the 2007 French presidential election.

The study was conducted from the conceptual perspective of Theodore Millon’s model of personality. Information concerning Royal was collected from biographical sources and media reports and synthesized into a personality profile using the second edition of the Millon Inventory of Diagnostic Criteria (MIDC), which yields 34 normal and maladaptive personality classifications congruent with Axis II of DSM–IV.

The personality profile yielded by the MIDC was analyzed on the basis of interpretive guidelines ...


Perceived Leadership Development As A Result Of Martial Arts Training, Connie L. Bouley Jul 2008

Perceived Leadership Development As A Result Of Martial Arts Training, Connie L. Bouley

Theses and Graduate Projects

The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of martial arts training on the individual's leadership in the workplace. Martial arts training develops leadership skills and traits that include self-control, focus, attaining goals, and respect of self and others. The research was conducted using a survey tool to explore if perceived leadership traits were learned within a martial arts training school and transferred to the workplace. The survey was completed by adult students of the National Karate Schools in Minnesota. The statements referred to non-physical skills learned in martial arts and if those skills were evident in ...


The Political Personality Of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Aubrey Immelman, Pascal De Sutter Jul 2008

The Political Personality Of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Aubrey Immelman, Pascal De Sutter

Psychology Faculty Publications

This paper presents the results of an indirect assessment of the personality of French president Nicolas Sarkozy. The study was conducted from the conceptual perspective of Theodore Millon’s model of personality.

Information concerning Sarkozy was collected from biographical sources and media reports and synthesized into a personality profile using the second edition of the Millon Inventory of Diagnostic Criteria (MIDC), which yields 34 normal and maladaptive personality classifications congruent with Axis II of DSM–IV.

The personality profile yielded by the MIDC was analyzed on the basis of interpretive guidelines provided in the MIDC and Millon Index of Personality ...


Gender Difference In Transformational Leadership: A Comparison Of Liberian Male And Female Leadership Styles From 1986 Through 2006, Anthony Ansumana Kanneh Jun 2008

Gender Difference In Transformational Leadership: A Comparison Of Liberian Male And Female Leadership Styles From 1986 Through 2006, Anthony Ansumana Kanneh

Theses and Graduate Projects

The goal of this study was to investigate the leadership styles of Liberian male and female leaders by examining five hypotheses, as measured by the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ: Form 5X; Bass & Avolio, 1999) administered to 119 leaders and 360 raters. The samples investigated were selected from Liberian male and female leaders in the State of Minnesota and the Republic of Liberia. Few of the transformational leadership dimensions as measured by MLQ were found to be positively and significantly correlated with leadership behavior of both genders of Liberians. Overall, the results revealed no significant differences between the genders, in terms ...


What Is Your Business? (Chicago), C. William Pollard Jun 2008

What Is Your Business? (Chicago), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at the 2008 Chicago Executive Forum Breakfast (Naperville, IL), Pollard posits that Christian businesses (i.e., corporations in which, among other things, managers see themselves as servant leaders) should understand profit as a means for the development of human character.



Internal Executive Coaching Program: Exploring The Experiences, Benefits, And Recommendations For Participants And Organizations, Susan D. Poulos Jun 2008

Internal Executive Coaching Program: Exploring The Experiences, Benefits, And Recommendations For Participants And Organizations, Susan D. Poulos

Theses and Graduate Projects

Organizations are searching for ways to enhance leadership skills to meet strategic goals. Executive coaching is one method used by organizations to improve communication, job satisfaction, staff retention and overall productivity. While external coaching programs have been used for years, internal coaching programs are a more recent development and little research has been conducted to examine their effectiveness. The purpose of this study is to examine the experience of managers who participated in an internal executive coaching program in order to explore the benefits and recommendations for participants and organizations. A case study of one organization's Internal Executive Coaching ...


The Role Of Transformational Leadership In Consulting: Case Studies In Leadership Consulting, Lisa Rudquist Jun 2008

The Role Of Transformational Leadership In Consulting: Case Studies In Leadership Consulting, Lisa Rudquist

Theses and Graduate Projects

Transformational leadership has been studied extensively since initially conceptualized as transforming leadership in 1978 by James MacGregor Burns. Later theorist built on Burns' ideas, and transformational leadership has become one of the most extensively studied theories of Ieadership. Understanding transformational leadership theory is a key factor to applying the theory in the workplace. The case studies compiled for this Plan B paper investigate 10 leadership consultants from the Twin Cities area. Some of these leadership consultants may have formally studied transformational leadership theory while others intuitively possess transformational leadership characteristics in their work. With the information gathered from personal interviews ...


The Virtue Of Profit (Washington, D.C.), C. William Pollard Jun 2008

The Virtue Of Profit (Washington, D.C.), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at the 2008 PathNorth June Gathering (Washington, D.C.), Pollard contends that profit can be considered virtuous when it allows servant leaders to invest in employees, thereby contributing to the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.


Paradoxical Leadership: The Rise And Fall Of Richard M. Nixon, Andrew P. Langins May 2008

Paradoxical Leadership: The Rise And Fall Of Richard M. Nixon, Andrew P. Langins

Theses and Graduate Projects

This case study analyzes the leadership of the 37th president of the United States, Richard Nixon. Nixon was elected during a time of uncertainty and turmoil in America. He assumed a goal-oriented transactional/ transformational style of leadership and his first term pragmatic domestic policies had considerable success. For example, despite a congress controlled by the opposition, Nixon provided massive funding to the arts, established the Environmental Protection Agency, and expanded affirmative action. In foreign affairs he was the first U.S. president to visit communist China and the Soviet Union. The key obstacle for Nixon's presidency was the ...


From The Top: A Practical Approach To Ethical Decision Making, Bonnie J. Stofer May 2008

From The Top: A Practical Approach To Ethical Decision Making, Bonnie J. Stofer

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Student Scholarship

The lack of ethical decision making in organizations has resulted in corporate and individual financial trauma, bankruptcies, indictments and convictions of CEOs. Recent research shows that ethical decision making has not increased despite legislation to correct behaviors that led to the business failures of the past decade. The research indicates that unethical behaviors are abundant and that corporate cultures lack ethical support mechanisms. Theorists have created models to promote ethical decision making by focusing on a range of areas from communications to corporate culture and the actual decision making process. Although each is valid, what is lacking is a practical ...


A Primary Human Challenge, Carroy U. Ferguson Apr 2008

A Primary Human Challenge, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

We may ask why, at both the individual and collective levels, it has seemed so difficult for us to choose to evolve our human games with Joy. There is no one answer for such a question, for each of us has the gift of free will. I will suggest, however, that built into our human games is what I call a primary human challenge. That primary human challenge is a dynamic tension, flowing from our creative urge for the freedom “to be” who we really are in our current physical form, and simultaneously to embrace our responsibility for our Being-ness.


Notes From A Herman Miller Company Board Meeting, C. William Pollard Apr 2008

Notes From A Herman Miller Company Board Meeting, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

These handwritten notes -- mainly including material concerning the topic of responsible leadership -- provide Pollard's perspective on a 2008 Herman Miller Company board meeting.


The Obstacles To Advancement Of Women In The Legal Field, Diane R. Winter Mar 2008

The Obstacles To Advancement Of Women In The Legal Field, Diane R. Winter

Theses and Graduate Projects

This study presents an analysis of the obstacles that women lawyers face in advancing from the early stages of their careers into equity ownership or other leadership positions in law firms. It will also examine the issues that affect the advancement opportunities of women into key leadership positions in law firms. In addition, the paper will examine gender bias, societal pressures and the requirements associated with the profession and how those pressures have an especially adverse effect on women. This paper will suggest what women can do for themselves and for other women to effect change to the system. Finally ...


Organizational Culture In Health Care And Adaptive Leadership, Teresa M. Hunteman Mar 2008

Organizational Culture In Health Care And Adaptive Leadership, Teresa M. Hunteman

Theses and Graduate Projects

To improve the quality and safety of health care in the United States, the Institute of Medicine identified the need for strong organizational leadership and an organizational culture that supports learning. The paper will review the application of the adaptive leadership model to support organizational culture change in health care. A review of the literature on health care organizational culture and the Adaptive Leadership model will be presented along with a case study of 10 health care organizations that have been working on culture change through the Institute of Clinical Systems Improvement. Perspectives gained in this analysis will determine if ...


Ua3/9/5 Student Rally At The Capitol, Wku President's Office Feb 2008

Ua3/9/5 Student Rally At The Capitol, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at student rally against budget cuts in Frankfort, Kentucky.


Ua3/9/5 Improving The Education Attainment Of Kentuckians At All Levels, Wku President's Office Jan 2008

Ua3/9/5 Improving The Education Attainment Of Kentuckians At All Levels, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Presentation by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Summit.


Ua3/9/5 Kentucky Teacher Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Wku President's Office Jan 2008

Ua3/9/5 Kentucky Teacher Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the 2008 Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame induction ceremony honoring Jan Lanham, Patrice McCrary and Shelia Miller.


Reflections For The Herman Miller Board, C. William Pollard Jan 2008

Reflections For The Herman Miller Board, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech -- delivered at a Herman Miller Board Meeting in Buffalo Grove, IL -- Pollard reflects on what he has learned as a board member, noting in particular how the company was founded on a holistic view of the human person and the idea that the business leader is only a steward of God's property.


What Is Leadership? (Chapter Two Of Leadership Alive: Changing Leadership Practices Within The Emerging 21st Century Culture), Christopher P. Meade Jan 2008

What Is Leadership? (Chapter Two Of Leadership Alive: Changing Leadership Practices Within The Emerging 21st Century Culture), Christopher P. Meade

Faculty Publications - School of Business

Excerpt: "This newly emerging culture is upon us. This change in Western culture requires a new breed of leader to emerge. There are many usable definitions concerning leadership. Leadership may appear in many forms, come from many theories, and be derived from many sources, but all are likely to guide through actions, influence, or service. 80 The new emerging leader of the 21st century will understand the relationship between the four principle leadership models: (1) Servant Leadership, (2) Situational Leadership, (3) Leadership and the New Science, and ( 4) Christian Leadership.

In Chapter Three, I will introduce and explore the cultural ...


Going Up To The Balcony: The Organizational Danceand Creative Leadership, Audrey Defrank Jan 2008

Going Up To The Balcony: The Organizational Danceand Creative Leadership, Audrey Defrank

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

This presentation features: Are You Okay; Leadership is Daunting; Leadership is Potent; Leadership Defined; Going Up to the Balcony: The Organizational Dance and Creative Leadership; Curtains and Tiebacks; Reframing Leadership; Structural Frame; Human Resources Frame; Political Frame; Symbolic Frame; The Frames in Action; What's Your Favorite Dance Step?; The Organizational Dance; Creative Leadership; and Ready to Dance?


Crisis Rhetoric : A Theory Of Communication In Times Of Crisis, Eric D. Loepp Jan 2008

Crisis Rhetoric : A Theory Of Communication In Times Of Crisis, Eric D. Loepp

Honors Theses

We conducted an experiment to assess the effect of presidential rhetoric in a time of crisis. Our study was based in part on terror management theory, which posits that subtle reminders of death (mortality salience) lead to increased support of leaders an authority figures. Subjects were randomly placed in either a mortality salient condition or control condition. We also composed two speeches - one charismatic and one non-charismatic - and subjects were randomly assigned to hear one of the two. Based on elements of terror management theory, we hypothesized that in a time of crisis the charismatic speech would be preferred to ...