Leadership in Dynamic Organizations: Enhancing Performance, Creating Change

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Alireza Sharifi, Nov 28, 2017 - Business & Economics - 248 pages
Leadership is one of the key elements of organizations that contribute to organizational survival, health and competitiveness. For many decades, researchers have been working on the effectiveness of leaders and in doing so, they have studied leaders’ traits, characteristics, values, needs, attributes and behaviors. Moreover, in more recent studies, the importance of leadership situation has come to the attention and consideration of leadership writers and researchers. However, although there are many scholars and researchers who have worked on leadership styles, there is no clear typology of leadership behavior that explains the behavior of leaders in dynamic and ever-changing working environment. In other words, the role of organizational leadership styles is not well-explained in dynamic firms and industries. In this book, we look into business organizations through the new lens of Dynamic Capabilities (Dynamic Capability View). In doing so, the characteristics of key organizational resources and capabilities are explained Thereafter, major types of leadership behavioral styles are introduced. The findings in this book suggest that, the behaviors of leaders are defined based on two criteria: The degree of involvement in decision-making process and the degree of TRC-Orientation (Task-Orientation, Relationship-Orientation, and Change-Orientation) in dealing with subordinates. In addition, the book explains why managers adopt these behavioral styles in dynamic organizations and industries. The reasons behind the use of each leadership style are clearly explored and explained by the use of four main criteria: perceived benefits for subordinates, perceived benefits for the leader, perceived benefits for the organization, and facilitating factors. It is hoped that this book will help leadership and management scholars, writers, practitioners and students to better understand the nature of leadership and new era of business in order to contribute to the body of knowledge, but also to enhance the performance of firms in today’s highly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous markets.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
12
Dynamic Capability View DCV
20
Organizational Leadership Leadership and Organizational Performance
26
Dynamic Capability Orientation and Organizational Resources and Capabilities
40
CHAPTER 4
52
CHAPTER 5
74
Leadership Theories Related to RBV and DCV
84
CHAPTER 6
92
CHAPTER 9
136
CHAPTER 10
164
Perceived Benefits for the LeaderOrganization
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Leading Styles and Degrees of Task Relationship and Change Orientation
203
Putting All Leading Styles Together
212

CHAPTER 7
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CHAPTER 8
130
Theoretical Implications and Significance
226
Conclusion
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About the author (2017)

Dr. Alireza Sharifi is a certified MasterClass Trainer and Master Coach, multiple best-selling author and public speaker. He obtained his doctorate degree in the field of work psychology and leadership behavior. He has more than 10 years of college and university teaching experience, as well as 7 years of training and coaching experience in areas of:

- Mindset and Emotional Mastery

- Leadership

- Soft-Skills Development

As a certified Stress Management Consultant, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy®, and NLP Coaching trainer, he is backed by years of studies, experience, and having worked with, trained and coached different levels of individuals, businesspeople, managers, and leaders from varied industries around the world. 

His latest book chapter, “From Mindset to Emotional Mastery”, is featured in the book “Healing”. Dr. Alireza empowers people to create lasting change, in their personal and professional lives, by helping them change their mindsets and emotions and equipping them with essential success skills through well-proven and systematic methodologies in minimum time possible.


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