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Publication date: 1 December 2001

Dian Marie Hosking and Andy Bass

This article is constructed in the form of a dialogue between a mother – who has just returned from the conference “It’s a relational world” – and her daughter, Sophie. Sophie…

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This article is constructed in the form of a dialogue between a mother – who has just returned from the conference “It’s a relational world” – and her daughter, Sophie. Sophie asks her mother to explain what the conference was all about … what is “relational constructionism”, what is its relationship with interests in development and change? In the dialogues that follow they make reference to well‐known frameworks and ways of thinking including Lewin’s metaphor of planned change. The latter is explored, so making explicit related (and interrelated) assumptions about organisations, the nature of “human nature”, what is thought to be real and good, power, and the role of dialogue. These dialogues go on to explore other “relational” assumptions concerning the “same” issues. A relational approach to change is discussed as a different local narrative, not as a “superior” replacement for other approaches.

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Career Development International, vol. 6 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 1998

Caroline Ramsey

This article introduces a concept of managing as part of the conversation of organising. It is not so much the idea that managers use conversation, but that conversation is the…

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This article introduces a concept of managing as part of the conversation of organising. It is not so much the idea that managers use conversation, but that conversation is the sea in which they swim. A story is used to lift the conversational processes that both promote and restrict managers’ actions and an alternative identification of leadership as a relationship rather than a gifting or status is suggested.

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Career Development International, vol. 3 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

Article
Publication date: 1 December 1998

Andrew Bass and Dian‐Marie Hosking

Presents a social constructionist account of organising processes in which the focus is on joint (not individual) acts, on action as any human activity and its artifacts …

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Presents a social constructionist account of organising processes in which the focus is on joint (not individual) acts, on action as any human activity and its artifacts ‐ including talk, and on making “people and worlds”. The authors show that actions, or more widely, projects, can be co‐ordinated without the need for shared understanding, shared vision, common projects and the like; indeed, they argue that shared understanding is a dangerous illusion. In its place they offer a view of organising processes and their development that focuses on the present‐future rather than the past and problems, to acting from within rather than commenting from without, and the acceptance of many projects (not the dominance of one).

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Career Development International, vol. 3 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Article
Publication date: 15 April 2019

Andy Harris Troy E. Beckert

Leadership education is a prominent component of youth programming. In their efforts to promote leadership development, most youth programs promote character development and teach…

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Leadership education is a prominent component of youth programming. In their efforts to promote leadership development, most youth programs promote character development and teach interpersonal skills but fall short in teaching leadership because they fail to encourage the use of authority. In this paper, we present the stories of five late adolescent exemplars as a case study of youth leadership emergence through volunteerism. These youth demonstrated leadership by transitioning from participating in community service activities to becoming organizers of their own beneficent efforts. Through a qualitative analysis of interviews with these adolescent leaders, we present themes that were important to their emergence as leaders. We then discuss how these findings should be used to inform youth development programs that are designed to encourage youth leadership through volunteerism.

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Journal of Leadership Education, vol. 18 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1552-9045

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

Article
Publication date: 11 July 2016

Lu-Ming Tseng, Yue-Min Kang and Chi-Erh Chung

This case study aim to investigate the impacts of insurance agents’ positive attitude toward inappropriate product recommendations on the insurance agents’ intention to make the…

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Purpose

This case study aim to investigate the impacts of insurance agents’ positive attitude toward inappropriate product recommendations on the insurance agents’ intention to make the inappropriate product recommendations. This study further checks how the attitude and intention could be enhanced by the insurer’s manipulation of sales compensations, the agents’ perception of information asymmetry between customers and insurance agents and the insurer’s sales orientation.

Design/methodology/approach

Full-time insurance agents from the life insurance industry in Taiwan were surveyed. To test the hypotheses, hierarchical regression analyses were used in the study.

Findings

The main results showed that the respondents’ positive attitude toward inappropriate product recommendations was the influential predictor of the respondents’ behavioral intention. Nevertheless, the positive attitude was enhanced by the manipulation of sales compensations and the insurer’s sales orientation.

Originality/value

Very few studies have investigated the relationships among information asymmetry between customers and agents, management’s sales orientation, management’s manipulation of sales compensations and the problems of selling unsuitable insurance products to customers. This study may contribute to the relevant literature by discussing these issues.

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Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, vol. 24 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1358-1988

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

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Publication date: 9 April 2018

Romie Frederick Littrell, Gillian Warner-Soderholm, Inga Minelgaite, Yaghoub Ahmadi, Serene Dalati, Andrew Bertsch and Valentina Kuskova

The purpose of this paper is to develop a reliable and valid field survey research instrument to assess national cultural cognitive templates of preferred leader behaviour…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop a reliable and valid field survey research instrument to assess national cultural cognitive templates of preferred leader behaviour dimensions to facilitate education, development, and training of managerial leaders operating across diverse organisations.

Design/methodology/approach

The study consists of focus group evaluations of the validity and the translations to local languages of a survey instrument assessing leader behaviour preferences in business organisations.

Findings

The studies find that the survey instrument and its translations are valid and reliable for assessing preferred leader behaviour across national cultures. The length of the survey is problematic, and a new project is underway to produce a shorter version with equivalent reliability and validity.

Research limitations/implications

As the research project is long term, at this point, a relatively long survey is available for research, with a shorter version planned for the future.

Practical implications

Practical implications include producing and validating a field survey research instrument that is reliable and valid across cultures and languages, and can be employed to improve the understanding, development, and education of managers and leaders of international business organisations.

Social implications

Management and leadership processes are employed in all aspects of life, and can be better understood and improved through this research project.

Originality/value

The majority of cross-cultural research is leader-centric studies of implicit leader characteristics; this project expands the scope of studies further into follower-centric studies of observed leader behaviour.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 37 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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