The focus of this article is on the importance of leaders understanding their own moral identities and using that knowledge to increase followers’ commitment to their organizations.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has created the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Despite the challenges of today’s unprecedented times, there are, nonetheless, strategic principles that merit thoughtful consideration in solving today’s unprecedented problems.
Both transformational and transformative leadership address the moral obligation of leaders to be totally committed to followers’ best interests—a commitment which is the very essence of genuine love.
Entrepreneurs are valuable assets to society. The competitive climate in which they operate is inherently challenging, and they must continually seek new and unique methods to help them successfully compete.
Being a “Best for the World Leader,” it is implied that the world, and the people in it, are better off because of our offer or delivery.
Critics point to significant limitations including the magnification of our cognitive biases in the algorithms that run our smart machines.
Spiritual convictions may help business leaders to develop ecological consciousness required for achieving sustainability in business functioning.
Jesus of Nazareth manifests character traits in His speech and actions that transcend time and culture and offer insights into leadership practices and priorities worth serious consideration.
This article examines the topic of spirituality and leadership using the example of the Apostle Paul as an exemplary leader for contemporary times.
Major shifts are required in leadership awareness and in how organizations are run and managed in order to solve the complex issues facing today’s business.
Growing research indicates many healthcare organizations are reaping the benefits of proactively investing in the development of succession management capabilities.
Leadership development is being transformed by trends that represent both ongoing evolution of market defined needs and the creativity of responses to them.
This gender gap matters because the pipeline to the top boardrooms, where women are under-represented, begins in business schools where men are over-represented.
10 moral insights Stephen Covey offered a business world that epitomized his insights and recognized him as one of America’s most highly regarded management consultants.
John C. Waddell shepherded Arrow Electronics through a major crisis after the tragic loss of the company’s top executives…lessons in leadership, strategy, and HR.
Women make up half the workforce in nearly every country, still, labor shortages call for increased participation of women workers at all levels of the organization.
While foolish for companies to spend money unwisely in managing human capital, growing research confirms that “high performance work systems” are worth the investment.
Jeffrey Pfeffer who noted that most organizations are victims of ineffective leaders who fail to research or apply correct management principles.
The ability to be trustworthy and credible is critical for business practitioners and educators to strengthen the competitiveness of businesses and improve its image.
Defining values and associated behaviors provide both a focus and the glue that binds leadership behavior and managerial culture.
Globalization, information technology, economic and political instability, and climate change create a level of interdependence requiring a new kind of leadership.
A myriad of positive organizational effects, including strategic renewal, business revitalization, and new venture creation, have been attributed to intrapreneurship. If appropriately implemented, it is possible for intrepreneurship to help organizations gain a sustainable competitive advantage.
Professor Charla Griffy-Brown interviews Ed White, Owner, de Novo Consulting, about leadership and innovation in today’s environment. De Novo Consulting specializes in strategic planning, facilitation, and leadership coaching.
SCCO International in association with Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and the Graziadio Business Review presents the 2nd annual report of CEO Performance of 100 of Southern California’s Largest Companies.
Fourteen years later, what have we learned about leadership? Have the predictions held true regarding management skills necessary for effective enterprise?
DELS hosts a variety of leading executives from a broad range of organizations.
The current economic landscape affords the opportunity to develop leadership talent against a backdrop of genuine challenge and tangible uncertainty.
In this video, Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, PhD, speaks with Samuel L. Seaman, PhD, on the subject of spiritual capital and virtuous business leadership.
Great leaders understand how to balance emotion with reason and make decisions that positively impact themselves, their employees, their customers and stakeholders, and their organizations.
Clean Tech expert Susanna Kass discusses sustainability, Pepperdine’s new SEER program, and the simultaneous challenges and opportunities that exist in caring for the environment.
Corporate Development Executive David M. Bowman draws on his more than 30 years in the aerospace and defense industry to discuss his definition of leadership, “connecting people to their future.”
Leading change is difficult. This article is for anyone who struggles with introducing a new idea into an organization.
Battle a leadership-succession crisis with comprehensive talent-management systems to identify and develop high-potential leaders early in their careers.
Robert Eckert, Chairman and CEO of Mattel, discusses his role at the helm of the worldwide leader in toy design, manufacturing, and marketing.
McKenzie answers questions about keeping employees motivated through periods of change and instability.
Bill Sanderson and Chuck Browne, senior administrators at Golden State Foods, answer questions on creating a values-driven company and corporate social responsibility.
This article provides an understanding of how ADHD influences an individual within the work environment.
The cultural dimensions of leadership—power distance, individualism, uncertainty avoidance, and masculinity—are important for the U.S. businessperson to recognize and apply while operating in China.
Firms need to develop “Authentic Visionary Leaders” by using the Leadership Style Inventory (LSI) and matching the results with specific job requirements.
Guidelines for evaluating whether you are a “commander,” “logical,” “imaginative,” or a “supportive” leader.
Insights into leadership from John Rehfeld, CEO coach and the author of “Alchemy of a Leader.”
An informal self-assessment intended to help you look at some of the ways to improve performance and attain happiness at work.
An overview of employer legal obligations when an employee is called to active military duty or is a member of the United States National Guard or Reserves.
An overview of lessons in strategic leadership from a recent study of five benchmark organizations:Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, PepsiCo, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Washington Group International.
Today, business and governmental organizations face something of a “perfect storm” of problems that have profound implications for current and future leaders.
Jeff Pinneo has nearly 30 years of airline industry experience, more than 25 of those years with Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines.
Gratitude is not just a “feel good” emotion when it comes to organizational life. It can benefit an organization in many ways.
Businesses should have a preparedness process including assessing potential risks, developing survival mechanisms, and responding quickly to a given disaster.
This article specifically examines what the business leader does in the five major phases of the strategy-making/strategy-executing process.
James Kouzes, a highly regarded leadership scholar and an experienced executive discusses the nuances of the leadership.
Jeff Shell, former CEO of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc., discusses leadership in the digital age.
Stephen L. Baum discusses how managers can contain rising energy costs, the options for energy sources in the near future, and California’s energy crisis.
Professor John Paglia talks with Robert Miller about his career in retail, and in particular about the Rite Aid turnaround situation.
All great and influential artists. exhibit vision, courage, and creativity—this article analyzes their applicability to the subject of leadership in general.
Doing the right thing in the midst of ethical turbulence can help develop the ability to cope in other kinds of rough times as well.
In making ethical decisions, let virtuous values guide your judgments and beware of the mental games that can undermine ethical decision making.
An interview with Betsy Bernard, former president of AT&T and member of AT&T’s Office of the Chairman, the company’s governing executive panel.
Participants of the Graziadio School’s Fourth Annual Executive Learning Forum discuss “The Challenge of Developing Ethical Leaders.”
Professor Linnea McCord interviews car dealership mogul Boeckmann about ethics in business and “the power of trust.”
Managers who use emotional intelligence can ameliorate job insecurity and help to reframe the situation so that it positively impacts employee performance.
The Linkage Research Model can mean the difference between floundering and knowing how to drive business results.
A leader’s life purpose needs to be aligned with a personally meaningful set of virtuous character qualities that serve as anchors in challenging times.
An interview with Michael Josephson is one of the nation’s most sought-after ethicists and Linnea McCord, Associate Professor of Business Law at the Graziadio School.
Tips for delegating tasks and keeping them delegated including ways to prepare yourself and your subordinates.
Family businesses, the most common type of business form world-wide, share characteristics and working styles that can provide strategic advantages.
Dr. Clyde Oden reflects on his remarkable personal journey in a conversation with Professor John Richardson about integrating career, faith, and values.
Boyd Clarke, CEO of the tompeters!company, discusses the nature of leadership and the future of organization development.
“Buz” Knyal, President and CEO of Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Company, discusses entrepreneurship, leadership, ethics, and education.