Complexity leadership theory allows you for an understanding of how successful organizations thrive in turbulent times. It puts an emphasis on the whole system of an organization including its social interactions and the specific context.
This CQ Dossier focuses on agile leadership, the principles underpinning it, and ways to implement agile leadership in practice. Learn how agility leadership ties into organizational practice relating to leadership, teamwork, processes and strategic tools and how to implement it for your benefit.
There is a vast amount of research about which leadership skills drive leadership performance. In this CQ Dossier we introduce the concept of leadership skills, different leadership skill models, and the benefits associated with a skill-based approach.
Changes in technology and the workplace have resulted in an increase in virtual teams. These teams may seem similar to regular, offline teams - but they require a nuanced set of skills and a deep understanding to be managed successfully. In fact, this is a key skill relevant for the 21st century knowledge economy. This CQ Dossier describes how leaders can effectively manage virtual teams and introduces a fresh set of skills to facilitate virtual team effectiveness. The dossier draws on research and theory on leadership style and virtual teams.
This CQ Dossier describes leadership competencies and why they are an important foundation for organizational effectiveness. We describe some core models and also provide practical examples of leadership competencies profiles developed in different industries.
Creativity and innovative problem-solving must be cultivated within an organization. While productive, useful idea-generation does require a degree of structure, and even deadlines, a truly innovative organization provides its employees with room to explore, pursue novel approaches, and even fail (Ciit, 2016).
This CQ Dossier describes the qualities of charismatic leaders and how they gain commitment to their vision and the mission of the organization. The paper draws on the main theories of charismatic leadership to present the key behaviors that distinguish charismatic leaders from non-charismatic leaders.
This CQ Dossier discusses the trait-based approach to leadership and reviews those personality traits that distinguish effective from ineffective leaders. The dossier also identifies key skills or competencies that are related to leader effectiveness and can be used by organizations for selection, promotion, and training.
Leadership skills are somehow seen as magic skills only relevant for a executives, senior managers and CEOs. We argue that this understanding of leadership is outdated and that leadership skills are...
The capability to lead and influence people is essential for success even beyond management. Professionals without a formal leadership role find themselves more and more often in situations where it...
For leaders to improve organizational communication, changing the culture is one place to start. Increasing psychological safety is one of the more important elements to focus on in a culture change initiative. In addition to culture change, coaching employees to communicate will also help encourage communication.
Communication at work can play an important role in an organization’s performance and survival, affecting critical issues like innovation, safety, and operational improvements. This CQ Dossier provides an introduction into the impact of communication on organizational performance.
Upward communication can be intimidating and difficult in organizations depending on the culture and how employees view authority figures. It is important for organizational leaders to be open to upward communication if they want to know what is happening in their organizations.