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 ISSN: 1539-6363            Issue: Vol. 11, Spring 2011

Letter to readers of Leadership Review

Reducing employee stress – Practice consideration-Oriented leadership and let them text

By Debra Lopez, Mark T. Green, Meghan Carmody-Bubb, and Diana Garza-Ortiz

As a leader, it is imperative to focus not only on production but, at the same time, to be considerate of employees. In this study, the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was utilized to measure three general sources of stress; emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment. The Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ) was also utilized to measure the production-orientation and consideration-orientation of the participants’ leaders.

p. 144

The influence of vision on perceived organizational support

By Katherine Hyatt

There has been an intense interest in leadership behaviors that influence others over the past several years. A correlation between the leadership practice of “inspiring a shared vision” has been shown to be related to outcomes such as commitment, satisfaction, performance, and reduced turnover. A correlation has also been shown between these outcomes and perceived organizational support. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a correlation between the “inspiring a shared vision” and perceived organizational support.

p. 157

Values satisfaction and participation in a community leadership program: A case study

By Ilene Ringler

Citizen involvement in leadership efforts is decreasing and the need to identify, train, and transform leaders who can fulfill leadership roles in the community is increasing. The case study supported by a mixed method data gathering process, analyzed the relationship of personal values satisfaction and participation in the Valley Leadership program. Quantitative data was gathered through completion of the Life Values Inventory (LVI). Qualitative data was gathered through focus groups and artifacts review.

p. 171

Coaching and leadership fitness: An Alderian holistic approach to leadership effectiveness

By Paul Barrett, Karin Klenke, James C. Haug, D.B.A.

This article presents current research on holistic coaching techniques, including a review of basic concepts of Adlerian therapy. We applied them to today’s coaching techniques, which focus on individual growth rather than on correcting deficiencies. We discuss the central concepts of positive psychology, identifying parallels between Adlerian therapy principles and positive psychology constructs. The article then addresses aspects of leadership fitness, both physical and psychological, to establish correlations between leadership fitness and leadership effectiveness. Lastly, we offer a comprehensive model that integrates the subject constructs and then set forth a call for future research on group coaching.

p. 190

Homing in on Paradigm Shift: Ryanair Leadership Style in the Age of Expensive Air Travel

By Nwagbara Uzoechi

This investigation borders on a critical evaluation of the leadership style of Ryanair in the age of expensive air travel. Another thrust of the paper is a critical look at the organizational model in place at Ryanair which has made it one of the world’s most successful airlines. This study is essentially about Ryanair’s organizational structure in terms of leadership and mode of operation that have placed it ahead of other airlines in Europe and all over the world. This singular characteristic of making air travel affordable for everyone, which used to be an exclusive reserve of the rich, is indicative of paradigm shift in the European airline industry.

p. 214

Leadership Behaviors of Athletic Training Leaders Compared With Leaders in Other Fields

Original publication by by Laurent, T. G, and Bradney, D. A. (2007)
In Journal of Athletic Training, 42(1), 120-125

Synopsis by Casey Reck, CMC '11

Timothy Laurent and Debbie Bradney conducted the cross-sectional study, “Leadership Behaviors of Athletic Training Leaders Compared with Leaders in Other Fields,” to examine the self-reported leadership practices of head athletic trainers (HATCs) and program directors (PDs). The study draws its conclusions from responses to the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), a self-evaluation of an individual’s leadership style, completed by 238 trainers.

p. 226

Transformational and active transactional leadership in the Canadian military

Original publication by Ivey G. W., and Theresa J.B. Kline T. (2010)
In Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 31 (3) 246-262

Synopsis by Benjamin Forster, CMC '11

Researchers Gary Ivey from the National Defense Headquarters, Ottawa, and Theresa Kline from the University of Calgary examine the effects of transformational and active transactional leadership in the Canadian military. The authors’ study of the effects of these styles of leadership across the Canadian armed forces has three goals: first to examine the presence of transformational and active transactional leadership styles across ranks, and the affects of these leadership styles on the effectiveness of leadership outcomes as perceived by followers. Secondly, to determine whether nor not the type of leadership expected of leaders by followers was influenced by organizational norms and expectations and if leadership expectations differed as a function of rank. Finally, the authors sought to examine whether or not the discrepancy between what followers expected or leaders and actual leadership styles affect outcomes associated with good leadership.

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