Person-Organization Value Congruence: How Transformational Leaders Influence Work Group Effectiveness

Topic: Leadership Communications Author(s), Title and Publication Hoffman, B. J., Bynum, B. H., Piccolo, R. F., & Sutton, A. W. (2011). Person-organization value congruence: How transformational leaders influence work group effectiveness. Academy of Management Journal, 54(4), 779-796. Summary This study explored the effects of transformational leadership on employees’ work effectiveness, and whether the effects were […]

Does leadership matter? CEO leadership attributes and profitability under conditions of perceived environmental uncertainty

Topic: Leadership Author(s), Title and PublicationWaldman, D. A.; Ramirez, G. G.; House, R. J.; & Puranam, P. (2001). Does leadership matter? CEO leadership attributes and profitability under conditions of perceived environmental uncertainty. Academy of Management Journal, 44(1), 134-143. SummaryThis study examined the effects of CEO leadership style on organizational financial performance. Two leadership styles were […]

Explaining Enron: Communication and Responsible Leadership

Topic: Responsible Leadership Author(s), Title and Publication Seeger, M. W., & Ulmer, R. R. (2003). Explaining Enron: Communication and Responsible Leadership. Management Communication Quarterly, 17(1), 58-84. Summary Enron, which is the nation’s seventh largest corporation, collapsed in a financial scandal of 2001-2002. This case study explored the reasons for Enron’s demise with principles of communication-based […]

Maritz Research Hospitality Group 2011 Employee Engagement Poll

Topic: Employee Engagement Author(s), Title and Publication Maritz Research. (June, 2011). Maritz Research Hospitality Group 2011 Employee Engagement Poll. Maritz Research White Paper. Summary Maritz Research, a firm specializing in employee and customer satisfaction studies and programming, conducted this study. The online panel included 1,857 individuals who were 18 years of age or older, worked […]

Capitalizing on Effective Communication: Communication ROI Study Report

Topic: Internal Communication and Employee Value Proposition Author(s), Title and Publication Towers Watson. (2010). Capitalizing on Effective Communication: Communication ROI Study Report. Towers Watson. Summary This report identified how high-performing companies inform and engage their employees in challenging economic times. The data were collected from a survey of 328 organizations that represent five million employees […]

Sensing the Vision: Sense Making and the Social Construction of Leadership in the Branch Office of an Insurance Company

Topic: Leadership and Employee Empowerment Author(s), Title and Publication Hall, M. L. (2011). Sensing the Vision: Sense Making and the Social Construction of Leadership in the Branch Office of an Insurance Company. Atlantic Journal Of Communication, 19(2), 65-78. Summary This study focused on the sense making process of leadership behaviors among middle and lower levels […]

Organizational Values and Their Relation to Organizational Performance Outcomes

Topic: Organizational Values and Employee Performance Author(s), Title and Publication Fitzgerald, G. A., & Desjardins, N. M. (2004). Organizational Values and Their Relation to Organizational Performance Outcomes. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 12(3), 121-145. Summary Research has shown that many “best companies” adhere to core organizational values, and performance improves when the values are shared with […]