Organizational Psychology

Leading into the Future II: A Tale of Three Societies

Leading into the Future II: A Tale of Three Societies

Many societies in our world are in the midst of major transformation from a premodern to modern social structure. This is being replicated in the shift of other societies from a modern to postmodern social structure.

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Leading into the Future I: An Introduction

Leading into the Future I: An Introduction

Not only is the future different today from what it was in the past, planning for, organizing and leading on behalf of the future is a difficult if not absurd task for anyone to undertake. This series of essays is all about the challenging (and perhaps absurd) task of preparing for a future world that has not yet revealed itself.

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Toward an Adlerian Leadership Model II: Results and Discussion

Toward an Adlerian Leadership Model II: Results and Discussion

This study explores the leadership traits and attributes of today’s leaders in Canadian organizations from an Adlerian perspective. The following three themes were explored: awareness of the company’s culture and ability to promote organizational citizenship, decision making approach, and ability to encourage others. Finally, participants were asked how these three qualities contribute to the organization’s bottom line and how important these qualities are during challenging times.

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Toward an Adlerian Leadership Model I: Introduction, Lit Review, and Methodology

Toward an Adlerian Leadership Model I: Introduction, Lit Review, and Methodology

This study explores the leadership traits and attributes of today’s leaders in Canadian organizations from an Adlerian perspective. The following three themes were explored: awareness of the company’s culture and ability to promote organizational citizenship, decision making approach, and ability to encourage others. Finally, participants were asked how these three qualities contribute to the organization’s bottom line and how important these qualities are during challenging times.

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What Keeps High-Achieving Women  from Choosing Executive Positions VIII: Conclusions

What Keeps High-Achieving Women from Choosing Executive Positions VIII: Conclusions

Clearly, being a leader means more than inspiring others to perform. Going from being an outstanding individual performer to being a successful leader of others requires a new self-definition

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What Keeps High-Achieving Women from Choosing Executive Positions: VII. Results: Themes Four and Five

What Keeps High-Achieving Women from Choosing Executive Positions: VII. Results: Themes Four and Five

The themes and patterns presented below and in the previous essay were matched to the assumptions defined prior to the research in the Hypothesis section (see earlier essay). Each theme is titled before the assumption, and then the results are given either validating or modifying the assumption. Following are the final two themes.

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What Keeps High-Achieving Women From Choosing Executive Positions. VI. Results: Themes One – Three

What Keeps High-Achieving Women From Choosing Executive Positions. VI. Results: Themes One – Three

The intent of the research was to discover and share the inner factors—the beliefs, needs, aspirations, traits and choices—that are keeping this group of women from moving into executive positions.

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What Keeps High Achieving Women from Choosing Executive Positions: V. Method and Research Design

What Keeps High Achieving Women from Choosing Executive Positions: V. Method and Research Design

In order to understand the behavior of high-achieving women in organizations, we cannot simply observe them in action. We have to take into account what the women feel and think to grasp both the ways they see the world and the motivations that drive their actions.

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What Keeps High Achieving Women from Choosing Executive Positions: IV. The Shifting Female Mindset

What Keeps High Achieving Women from Choosing Executive Positions: IV. The Shifting Female Mindset

At least 30 years have passed since women became managers in significant numbers in the United States. This rise has been fraught with difficulties and roadblocks.

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My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: IV.Methodology of the Study

My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: IV.Methodology of the Study

Many aspects of intercultural friendship and of Bedouin culture are worth investigating, but some limits needed to be set.

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