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Making “sense” of ethical decision making

A common management task in organizations is decision making, and some of the most important decisions made by business leaders are those that involve an ethical component. This study utilizes historiometric methods to explore the ethical decision making processes of business leaders in order to improve outcomes....

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Collective leadership behaviors: Evaluating the leader, team network, and problem situation characteristics that influence their use

The focus on non-hierarchical, collectivistic, leadership has been steadily increasing with several different theories emerging (Yammarino, Salas, Serban, Shirreffs, & Shuffler, 2012)....

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Leader cognition in vision formation: Simplicity and negativity

Models describing how leaders think point to a complex set of cognitive processes. To execute these processes it may be necessary for leaders to simplify the problem at hand with respect to critical contingencies....

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Forecasting and leader performance: Objective cognition in a socio-organizational context

Traditionally, it has been assumed that leaders, like other people, are typically poor at forecasting. In the present effort, we argue that people can sometimes prove effective at forecasting and that effective forecasting is particularly important to performance in leadership roles....

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Leader cognition: Approaches and findings

Although few scholars would dispute the point leaders must think, cognition has not, perhaps, received the attention it warrants in studies of leadership. The intent of the present special issue is to examine how cognition influences leader emergence and performance....

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Leadership of highly creative people in highly creative fields: A historiometric study of scientific leaders

In recent years there has been a marked increase in the study of the influence of leadership on creativity and the effects of this relationship on organizational performance....

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Collectivistic leadership and George C. Marshall: A historiometric analysis of career events

Many of the prevailing approaches to understanding leadership assume that leadership operates as an individual-level phenomenon inwhich one person takes on the role of a leader. However a number of recently developed leadership models now describe leadership as a shared process....

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Qualitative and historiometric methods in leadership research: A review of the first 25 years of The Leadership Quarterly

In the spirit of the 25th anniversary edition of The Leadership Quarterly as the world's premier outlet for leadership research we have reviewed qualitative and historiometric research across those 25 years. Qualitative research is a complex and cluttered area of scholarship. This is not because there is an inherent confusion about it....

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Editorial: 25 years of the Leadership Quarterly

Editorial: 25 years of the Leadership Quarterly

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Assassination and leadership: Traditional approaches and historiometric methods

Research on the assassinations and attempted assassinations of leaders seems warranted as leaders and their interactions with extreme followers (e.g. fanatics) and non-followers (e.g. assassins) can have tremendous consequences not only for the leaders but also their larger collectives (e.g. nations social movements)....

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