Leadership & Organization Development Journal: Volume 31 Issue 2


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Barriers to the executive suite: evidence from Ireland

Christine Cross

While the question regarding the low numbers of senior female managers has been posed for decades, it is of particular significance in the Irish context, as a result of…


Construct validation of a Theory X/Y behavior scale

Richard E. Kopelman, David J. Prottas, David W. Falk

This paper aims to discuss the historical importance and current relevance of Douglas McGregor's Theory X and Y, and to suggest that the paucity of related empirical…


Young workers' experiences of abusive leadership

Alison Starratt, Gina Grandy

The purpose of this paper is to develop a model of abusive leadership as experienced by young workers. Abusive leadership is understood to be subjective and as such this…


Expert or speaking‐partner? Shifting roles and identities in consulting work

Alexander Styhre, Sanne Olilla, Leena Wikmalm, Jonas Roth

Identities are central to the regulation and control of knowledge‐intensive work. Rather than being managed on the basis of technocratic or bureaucratic control, knowledge…


Towards an understanding of discernment: a conceptual paper

Hazel C.V. Traüffer, Corné Bekker, Mihai Bocârnea, Bruce E. Winston

The purpose of this paper is to define the concept of “discernment”.

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