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The Potential Relationship Between The Traits Associated With Left Brain Or Right Brain Dominant Tendencies And The Characteristics Of Leaders Or Managers, Alex Keto Dec 2010

The Potential Relationship Between The Traits Associated With Left Brain Or Right Brain Dominant Tendencies And The Characteristics Of Leaders Or Managers, Alex Keto

Theses and Graduate Projects

The debate over whether the characteristics of leadership and management are unique characteristics or whether they are one-in-the-same characteristics continues today. In the past, traditionally, the best managers within a company were promoted to roles of leadership and many times these new leaders failed. There is growing support for the concept that the characteristics of highly effective leaders and managers are unique. A review of these characteristics reveals a potential relationship between the characteristics of exceptional managers and the traits that have been associated with left brain dominant tendencies. The characteristics of exceptional leaders relate to the traits that have ...


Christian Realism And Augustinian (?) Liberalism, Peter Iver Kaufman Dec 2010

Christian Realism And Augustinian (?) Liberalism, Peter Iver Kaufman

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

Surely there is enough kindling lying about in the Bible and in subsequent moral theology to fire up love for neighbors and compassion for countless “friends” in foreign parts--and in crisis. And, surely, the momentum of love’s labor for the just redistribution of resources, fueled by activists’ appeals for solidarity, should be sustained by stressing that we are creatures made for affection, not for aggression. Yet experience, plus the history of the Christian traditions, taught Reinhold Niebuhr, who memorably reminded Christian realists, how often love was “defeated,” how a “strategy of brotherhood . . . degenerates from mutuality to a prudent regard ...


Ua1b1/3 University Lecture Series, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua1b1/3 University Lecture Series, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by the University Lecture Series committee which invites distinguished and prominent individuals to lecture at the university. The records include correspondence with potential speakers and programs, posters and recordings of lectures.


An Examination Of The Impact Of Social Influences On Followers' Assessments Of Male And Female Leadership Behaviors, Mary L. Brown Dec 2010

An Examination Of The Impact Of Social Influences On Followers' Assessments Of Male And Female Leadership Behaviors, Mary L. Brown

Theses and Graduate Projects

The idea that people generally may want or expect male and female leaders to lead in similar ways, which appears as an underlying assumption in much of the literature on leadership, should be refined to delineate differences between leadership competence and leadership style. The findings in this qualitative survey suggest that male and female followers expect male and female leaders to demonstrate similar levels of competence based on their having similar skill sets, experience, education levels, and technical training and aptitude; however, people generally believe that male and female leaders exhibit different leadership styles based upon a number of personal ...


Ua12/3/1 Student Government Association - Governance, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/3/1 Student Government Association - Governance, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records Student Government Association records related to governance. The series has been divided into the following subseries:

  1. Constitution
  2. Legislation
  3. Meeting Minutes
  4. Subject File
  5. Elections
  6. Committees
  7. Judicial Council


Rounding Of The Administrative Supervisor And The Engagement Of Charge Nurses In An Acute Hospital Setting, Kellie J. Geiger Dec 2010

Rounding Of The Administrative Supervisor And The Engagement Of Charge Nurses In An Acute Hospital Setting, Kellie J. Geiger

Theses and Graduate Projects

Hospitals that generate positive employee engagement can retain employees and produce positive effects on the hospital budget, employee morale, and high quality patient care. The purpose of this research will be to study the relationship of Administrative Supervisor rounding and the employee engagement of unit charge nurses. Understanding the significance regarding hospital leadership presence during off shifts, weekends and holidays can have an impact on employee satisfaction, retention, ill calls, and hospital morale and produce better patient care. The hypothesis for this research focuses on the physical presence of the Administrative Supervisor which leads to greater perceived leadership support and ...


Does Customer Service Training Influence Patient Satisfaction Scores?, Beth Holman Sep 2010

Does Customer Service Training Influence Patient Satisfaction Scores?, Beth Holman

Theses and Graduate Projects

Competition in ambulatory health care is challenging leaders to focus their energies on increasing patient satisfaction at all levels of the patient experience. Gaining new and retaining established patients is essential to staying viable in this dynamic health care environment. A qualitative research study was conducted to determine if training staff in customer service principles would increase patient satisfaction. Patient surveys were conducted before and after training of staff. Patient comments regarding interactions with staff from the first survey determined the training materials. The second survey was conducted after the training. In the first survey,6,8% of the surveys ...


Integrative Literature Review Emotional Intelligence And Its Relationship To Transformational Leadership, Katharine Ellingson Sep 2010

Integrative Literature Review Emotional Intelligence And Its Relationship To Transformational Leadership, Katharine Ellingson

Theses and Graduate Projects

A common topic referenced in leadership books and articles is how to be an effective leader. Many of these resources suggest high emotional intelligence is related to effective leadership. In addition, they reference transformational leadership as being highly effective. The purpose of this integrative literature review is to provide an overview, critique and synthesis of past research that looks at the relationship between emotional intelligence and transformational leadership. This analysis includes thoroughly examining the existing controversies of these two theories and providing suggestions for future research so this field of study can continue to evolve and provide value to the ...


Business As A Calling Of God (China), C. William Pollard Aug 2010

Business As A Calling Of God (China), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at KongFok Church (China), Pollard outlines his vision of the integration of work and faith, noting how business can be seen as a calling from God.


Management As A Liberal Art (China), C. William Pollard Aug 2010

Management As A Liberal Art (China), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered during a business trip to China, this speech outlines Pollard's vision -- adopted from noted theorist Peter Drucker -- of management as a liberal art. In particular, he focuses on how corporate leadership cannot be oriented to simply utilitarian goals but must also consider the whole person physical, spiritual, and moral being.


What Is Your Business? (China), C. William Pollard Aug 2010

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

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking during a 2010 trip to China, Pollard reflects on Peter Drucker's influence on his own life and thought, noting in particular Drucker's emphasis on the business leader's duty to understand employees in a holistic manner, that is, as capable of being enriched by their work.


Review Of Brooks, Stephen, Ed., Montgomery And The Battle Of Normandy: A Selection From The Diaries, Correspondence And Other Papers Of Field Marshal The Viscount Montgomery Of Alamein, January To August 1944, James V. Koch Aug 2010

Review Of Brooks, Stephen, Ed., Montgomery And The Battle Of Normandy: A Selection From The Diaries, Correspondence And Other Papers Of Field Marshal The Viscount Montgomery Of Alamein, January To August 1944, James V. Koch

Economics Faculty Publications

(First Paragraph) The stated goal of Montgomery and the Battle of Normandy is to "bring together the most important Bernard Montgomery documents for the period 1 January to 20 August 1944, reproduce each of the chosen documents in full and arrange them in a straightforward chronological order" (p. x). It is fair to say this volume achieves this goal, even though a batch of Montgomery documents already reproduced in full in other volumes was not included here.


The Political Personality Of U.S. President Barack Obama, Aubrey Immelman Jul 2010

The Political Personality Of U.S. President Barack Obama, Aubrey Immelman

Psychology Faculty Publications

This paper presents the results of an indirect assessment of the personality of U.S. president Barack Obama, from the conceptual perspective of personologist Theodore Millon.

Information concerning Obama was collected from biographical sources and media reports and synthesized into a personality profile using 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 Styles manuals. Obama’s primary personality patterns were found to ...


Mother Earth "Speaks": Change Yourself, Change The World, Use The Archetypal Energy "Harmony" As A Guide, Carroy U. Ferguson Jun 2010

Mother Earth "Speaks": Change Yourself, Change The World, Use The Archetypal Energy "Harmony" As A Guide, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

In relation to the Cosmos, we all, as human beings, live on this tiny planet we call Earth, a planet that supports and sustains life, as we know it. There are many different kinds of people, plants, and animals functioning in harmony with soil, air, and water--all linked to one another in a complex web of life to form one Earth community. Unfortunately, we often take this miracle and ecosystem of life for granted. When, however, we take the ecosystem of life too much for granted, Mother Earth "speaks," reflecting imbalances and dis-harmonies. When Mother Earth "speaks," her message is ...


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.


Coco Chanel: A Transformational Leader, Tyann Severine Rolph Jun 2010

Coco Chanel: A Transformational Leader, Tyann Severine Rolph

Theses and Graduate Projects

The focus of this case study is to examine Coco Chanel in the context of the transformational leadership model developed by James McGregor Burns. Other transformational leadership theorists' perspectives will be integrated into this analysis in order to delineate the characteristics that profile the unique leadership style of fashion designer Coco Chanel.

More specifically, this study will demonstrate how Chanel used fashion as a tool of communication to convince women worldwide of their imprisonment in physically constricting clothing designed to conform to the ideals of a male-dominated society. Chanel, as an international designer and third-wave feminist, went further through her ...


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Grand Rapids, Mi), C. William Pollard Jun 2010

The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Grand Rapids, Mi), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at the Acton Institute (Grand Rapids, MI), Pollard contends that leadership must be person-centered and oriented to cultivating a "moral community for the development of human character."


Pro-Creativity Leadership: An Exploratory Study On The Mediating Role Of Intrinsic Motivation, Gilbert Tan, Wei Nurn Chong Jun 2010

Pro-Creativity Leadership: An Exploratory Study On The Mediating Role Of Intrinsic Motivation, Gilbert Tan, Wei Nurn Chong

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Many scholars believe in the critical role leaders play in fostering creativity at the workplace (e.g. Amabile, 1998; Amabile, Conti, Coon, Lazenby, & Herron, 1996; Jung, 2000-2001; Mumford & Gustafson, 1988). Leaders have been described to occupy a boundary role position in organizations (Katz & Kahn, 1978) where they are tasked with influencing subordinate behavior in order to attain organizational goals (Fleishman, 1973; Mumford, 1986). As such, they are in the position to influence subordinate behavior considerably, including subordinates’ creative behavior. Yet to date, not much research has been done on the effect of leadership on employee creativity (Jung, 2000-2001; Mumford, Scott, Gladdis, & Strange, 2002). Past research exploring the linkage between leadership and employee creativity is largely based on existing leadership frameworks, such as, transformational leadership (Chen, Li, & Tang, 2009; Gumusluoglu & Ilsev, 2009; Shin & Zhou, 2003). There is a need to explore alternative theoretical frameworks on the types of leadership behaviors that directly affect employee creativity. This is in line with Tierney, Farmer, & Graen’s (1999) call to have a more accurate portrayal of leadership’s role in promoting employee creativity, as well as Waldman and Bass’s (1991) observation that traditional leadership approaches are more relevant to the explanation and prediction of productivity outcomes than to innovation outcomes. Although our literature review identified many studies relating intrinsic motivation to employee creativity (e.g. Amabile, 1983; 1996; Oldham & Cummings, 1996), there were a few studies which investigated the efficacy of intrinsic motivation as a mediator. Also, the findings on the mediating role of intrinsic motivation between leadership and employee creativity are inconclusive (Chen et al., 2009; Gumusluoglu & Ilsev, 2009; Shin & Zhou, 2003). Therefore, in this study we will develop an instrument to measure the Pro-Creativity Leadership, and use it to test the validity of the construct of pro-creativity ...


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (St. David's, Pa), C. William Pollard May 2010

The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (St. David's, Pa), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech to the PhD students at Eastern University (St. David's, PA), Pollard contends that leadership must be person-centered and oriented to cultivating a "moral community for the development of human character."


Women's Career Path Typologies In The Nonprofit Sector, Lindsay K. Eierman May 2010

Women's Career Path Typologies In The Nonprofit Sector, Lindsay K. Eierman

Honors Theses (PPE)

No abstract provided.


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Darien, Ct), C. William Pollard May 2010

The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Darien, Ct), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In a speech sponsored by the New Canaan Society (Darien, CT), Pollard contends that leadership must be person-centered and oriented to cultivating a "moral community for the development of human character."


Emotion Management In Radical Change: A Preliminary Study Of Earthquake Power Restoration, Taieb Hafsi, Xu Liang, Wenjing Lin, Kangxiong Yu, Li Yan May 2010

Emotion Management In Radical Change: A Preliminary Study Of Earthquake Power Restoration, Taieb Hafsi, Xu Liang, Wenjing Lin, Kangxiong Yu, Li Yan

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This paper studies leaders’ emotion capacity as a strategic response to unexpected radical changes, forced by a social and natural crisis. We propose that empathy is a critical strategic management tool enhancing management effectiveness. We also provide insights of the dynamics between decision making process and emotion management.


Leadership And The Theory Of Metacommunication, Regina M. Brown Apr 2010

Leadership And The Theory Of Metacommunication, Regina M. Brown

Theses and Graduate Projects

Effective leadership communication goes beyond the study and process of organizational communication. The purpose of this research is to conceptualize effective leadership communication as a multifaceted concept that is best understood from its diverse perspectives concurrently. In order to illuminate this concept, the term metacommunication will be coined, borrowing from Freud's metapsychology theory. The metacommunication theory informs the study of leadership emergence, development, and effectiveness by looking at the phenomenon in a holistic manner. The leader as CAS along with the environmental factors effecting leadership is better viewed and understood by acknowledging and respecting the complexity of the human ...


Migrant Workers Remittances: Building Futures And Forging Leadership Back Home, Mohamed Abdinur Apr 2010

Migrant Workers Remittances: Building Futures And Forging Leadership Back Home, Mohamed Abdinur

Theses and Graduate Projects

For many developing countries, remittances from migrant workers are larger, more stable and outpace foreign direct investments and overseas development aid as a source of development funds. In many developing countries, external sources of finance, particularly remittances, are imperative to carry out poverty alleviation strategies as well as local economic development, given the low rate of domestic savings and high government expenditures. Remittances appear to be very promising as developing countries continue the search for additional sources of income to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. With the benefits of the remittances that migrant workers send back home, overseas ...


Women's Indirect Intra-Gender Aggression: A Study Of Workplace Relationships, Deborah Friedman Mar 2010

Women's Indirect Intra-Gender Aggression: A Study Of Workplace Relationships, Deborah Friedman

Theses and Graduate Projects

In the 21st century, there are more women in the workforce than ever before. These women work in places and positions across the professional spectrum, and to their positions they bring higher degrees and they compete for higher-paying positions that bring added responsibility. Research has demonstrated that these women and many women have been taught that relationships are important-and that relationships are maintained by avoiding confrontation. Women in the workforce, then, strive to be friends and coworkers at once, and when conflict, disagreement, and/or hurt feelings arise, they often resort to indirect and covertly aggressive behaviors such as gossip ...


The Development Of A Leadership Self-Efficacy Measure, Seth D. Platt Mar 2010

The Development Of A Leadership Self-Efficacy Measure, Seth D. Platt

Theses and Dissertations

The construct of self-efficacy has been used extensively to analyze and predict what motivates human behavior, to include leadership behaviors. The connection between self-efficacy and leader effectiveness may be critical to finding new ways of selecting and developing leadership in organizations. The efficacy of individuals at the general and specific levels was studied with data collected from officer training school graduates and their post-training supervisors. With this data a new leadership self-efficacy (LSE) framework was created and validated, and this framework was used to compare the predictability of the previously validated general self-efficacy (GSE) measure to distal performance measures. GSE ...


The Development Of A Tactical-Level Full Range Leadership Measurement Instrument, Rebecca Thurrell Mar 2010

The Development Of A Tactical-Level Full Range Leadership Measurement Instrument, Rebecca Thurrell

Theses and Dissertations

Since the emergence of transformational and charismatic leadership models in the mid-1980s, full range leadership theory has become established as the predominant and most widely researched theory on leadership. The most commonly used survey instrument to assess full range leadership theory is the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire, originally developed by Bass in 1985. Although much research has supported the strength of the psychometric properties of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire, some researchers have suggested that contextual factors such as a leader’s hierarchical level can lead to conflicting results. This research effort involved an extensive review of existing literature to develop a ...


The Virtue Of Profit (Seattle), C. William Pollard Feb 2010

The Virtue Of Profit (Seattle), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at Seattle Pacific University, 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.


Business As A Calling Of God (Seattle), C. William Pollard Feb 2010

Business As A Calling Of God (Seattle), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In his keynote address at Seattle Pacific University's 2010 Day of Common Learning, Pollard considers the issues surrounding the 2008-2009 financial crisis and calls for a transformation of business leaders and business education.


Reconceptualizing Leadership Education, Jacl Editors Jan 2010

Reconceptualizing Leadership Education, Jacl Editors

Journal of Applied Christian Leadership

No abstract provided.