Leadership in organizations can often be dark and destructive. Utilizing a so-called trait approach is particularly helpful in understanding destructive leaders. Such leaders share common personality traits, notably including narcissism, hubris and Machiavellianism.
Organizational communication 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 organizational communication on performance.
Communication is the lifeblood of any organization. Effective workplace communication has thus an immeditate impact on organizational performance. Learn how to improve workplace communication in this CQ Dossier.
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.
Leadership is a phenomenon that has interested people for hundreds of years. One rather outdated explanatory approach still plays a prominent role in practice and the media in particular: The so-called Great Man Theory. In this blog we present what this theory is all about and why it is time to look for alternative approaches.
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.
In recent years, there has been a focus on the destructive side of leadership and how dysfunctional leaders can undermine an organization’s value. In fact, empirical research has focused on the personality characteristics of flawed leaders and have pointed to negative personality traits as predictors of leadership derailment (Hogan & Hogan, 2001; Kippenberger, 1997). There appear to be several personality traits that are related to leader failure yet the three that are consistent across all studies are narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism, referred to as the “Dark Triad” (Paulhus & Williams, 2002).