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Journal of Values-Based Leadership
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ISSN (Print) 2153-019X - ISSN (Online) 1948-0733
Published by Valparaiso University Homepage  [11 journals]
  • Cultivating Authentic Leaders: Toward Conceptual Coherence and Sustainable

    • Authors: Yoshie Tomozumi Nakamura et al.
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is twofold. One is to better understand the contested construct of authentic leadership and its cultivation and practice. The other is to offer a conceptual framework for practicing sustainable authentic leadership. Based on a review of authentic leadership literature with a focus on its sustainability, we introduce a conceptual framework through a lens of an ecological model to capture the dynamics of individual and systems perspectives. Practicing sustainable authentic leadership is not a simple act; rather authentic leaders need to embrace paradoxes to navigate today’s complex systems and to find new ways to create positive and valuable roles both in and outside of their organization. In addition to a new conceptual framework, this paper offers approaches for leaders and educators to develop and practice authentic leadership. It also provides opportunities for values-based leadership community members to further discuss and examine sustainable authentic leadership approaches with the proposed conceptual framework.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:10:07 PST
  • Book Review: How to Lead

    • Authors: Eya Mahouachi et al.
      Abstract: Many consider leadership a path to improve their personal, social, and professional lives. People believe that leaders add unique skills to their lives and improve the world in the long run. Accordingly, authors have provided leadership books to help individuals understand leadership and leaders. The author of this book, David M. Rubenstein, is one of them. This book offers perspectives on different leadership experiences. These are categorized into visionaries, builders, transformers, commanders, decision-makers, and masters. The vision of this book is to inspire readers to develop and enhance their leadership skills. Altogether, this book proves that there is no perfect way to lead; any person from any background can become a leader who can make positive changes.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:10:03 PST
  • Testaments to Life

    • Authors: Elizabeth Gingerich
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:10:01 PST
  • The Last Ant

    • Authors: Emilio F. Iodice
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:58 PST
  • Attitude is the Foundation of Your Success: Write Your Own Case Study

    • Authors: M. S. Rao
      Abstract: The purpose of this research paper is to outline lessons on life, learning, and leadership to become a successful professional, entrepreneur, and leader. It unveils that attitude is the foundation of your success and elaborates with examples and illustrations. It explains employability, entrepreneurship, networking, soft skills, and hard skills. It explains the companies including Kodak, Nokia, and Blockbuster that failed to reinvent with changing times and technologies. It unveils the importance of technology and advises to learn, unlearn, and relearn. It illustrates the examples of companies including Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple. It implores you to achieve success with integrity. It reminds you that everything is possible in the world when you have an idea and a fire in your belly. It concludes to write your own case study to leave your leadership legacy.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:55 PST
  • Lessons from History: The Remarkable Leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt and
           Why It Matters Today (Part 1)

    • Authors: Emilio F. Iodice
      Abstract: Few people had a greater impact on their generation than Eleanor Roosevelt. She was what she professed to be: a person not afraid of criticism, willing to sacrifice and take responsibility and to lead others by her example. Her life was filled with moments of courage, wisdom, compassion, empathy, and amazing emotional intelligence. The following is Part I of an overview of her life, her leadership secrets, and how she dealt with enormous challenges as a person ― a human being and a woman who grew up in an age of prejudice and discrimination.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:52 PST
  • Sustaining Ireland, Body and Soul: A Woman Leader's Story of the
           Cooperative Movement

    • Authors: Elizabeth Summerfield
      Abstract: This article tells the story of the Cooperative Movement in Ireland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from the perspective of one of its woman leaders. It does so in order to distil lessons for the contemporary thought leadership of sustainability from a period before the term was coined. It does so with the warrant of Albert Einstein:The distinction between the past, the present and the future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.Its evidence base is historical literature, but its argument and analysis draw on recent research in leadership studies, neuroscience and theology.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:49 PST
  • Timeless Lessons About Leadership from the Midrash

    • Authors: Hershey H. Friedman
      Abstract: This paper examines two ancient Midrashim and shows that many important messages about leadership are embedded in them. The first Midrash describes the critical personality trait Moses possessed that made him uniquely suitable to be a leader of the Israelites — compassion. The second Midrash appears heretical since it has Moses correcting God. Indeed, God even openly admits, "You have taught me something." The primary lessons are that leaders must be compassionate, humble, willing to listen to advice, eager to make changes when necessary, and admit to mistakes.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:45 PST
  • Anishinaabe Values and Servant Leadership: A Two-Eyed Seeing Approach

    • Authors: Tori McMillan
      Abstract: This meta-synthesis explores the connections between the Mishomis Teachings (also known as the Seven Grandfather Teachings within the Anishinaabe culture) and the principles of Servant Leadership. Through a systematic literature review of methodology and the theoretical frameworks of Two-Eyed Seeing and Ethical Space, The Mishomis Teachings and their connections to Servant Leadership are researched to answer: How is a Two-Eyed Seeing approach to Servant Leadership informed by Anishinaabe Values' The literature reveals significant connections between the Mishomis Teachings and Servant Leadership that provide an Indigenized perspective on values-based leadership practices. The implications of this study highlight a growing need within academia for Indigenous Knowledge to support and enhance Decolonization, Indigenization and Reconciliation efforts.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:41 PST
  • Acting on the Pivot Point

    • Authors: Susan Vroman et al.
      Abstract: When facing opportunities, effective leaders trod a path that effectively incorporates ethical and empathetic leadership considerations and characteristics to drive change. The actions and impacts of two very different women facing challenges as change moments each tie back to Kouzes and Posner’s traits of exemplary leaders such as model the way and inspire a shared vision (Kouzes & Posner, 2017). Rear Admiral Meredith Austin, United States Coast Guard (retired), and Patricia (Trish) Foster, Executive Director Emeritus of Bentley University’s Center for Women in Business have led transformative changes. Admiral Austin was crucial in coordinating the early-pandemic smooth return of the Grand Princess cruise ship to the United States, as well as bringing together disparate agencies with competing priorities working to manage the wind-down of cruise ship operations and the repatriation of thousands of cruise ship employees to nations around the globe. Seeing opportunities for improvement, Foster was the architect, developer, and implementor of initiatives that inculcated diverse, equitable, and inclusive behaviors into the internal and external operations at Bentley University. While their work was very different, they each acted upon unique pivot points of opportunity, applying empathy and action to create a lasting impact for their communities while setting an example for long-term change.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:36 PST
  • Kailua Canoe Club: A Values-based Holistic Approach to Leadership

    • Authors: Peggy Peattie et al.
      Abstract: This qualitative case study of Kailua Canoe Club (KCC) on the island of O’ahu investigated the nature of leadership in a Hawaiian outrigger paddling community. Conversations with paddlers, coaches, and board members revealed a values-based holistic approach to leadership (Best, 2011). Those values were scribed into the club’s mission statement 50 years ago with the intention of establishing KCC as a space to connect with kupuna (respected elder) wisdom, develop paddling skills, and to honor the canoe, the ocean, and each other. A component of leadership kuleana (responsibility) is constant reflection on those values, and the mentoring of the younger paddlers in becoming future leaders who embody club values. This article details how those values manifest – in developing personal skills for the sake of team success, and in respect for the canoe, kupuna wisdom, the ocean, and ohana (family).
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:30 PST
  • Positional Authority and Influence in Servant Leadership: A Conceptual

    • Authors: Kevin J. Hurt et al.
      Abstract: This conceptual research paper reviews how positional authority affects the servant leadership-organizational performance relationship and provides insight on how servant leadership can be implemented and effective in the absence of positional authority, i.e. through the cultivation and leveraging of influence. A review of servant leadership literature is used to propose that servant leadership is positively associated with increased organizational performance. Through the lens of upper echelon theory as well as research on the performance of organizations whose executive team practices servant leadership, we develop a model and make a case that positional authority is an important moderator of the relationship between servant leadership and organizational performance. Our model also considers the contingency that not all leaders in an organization are in a position of authority. As such, we review the servant leadership example of Jesus Christ to understand how servant leadership can be implemented in the absence of positional authority.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:25 PST
  • The Challenge of Christian Leadership

    • Authors: Joseph P. Hester
      Abstract: I write this essay with some hesitancy. Being reared in a Christian home and educated in both Christian theology and secular philosophy, I am aware of the many pitfalls when discussing Christian ethics. We can be sure there will be many disagreements and versions of Christian ethics as there is about ethics in general. Several years ago, I published A Summoned Life, which is my own interpretation of the Golden Rule.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:22 PST
  • The Art of Transformational Leadership: A Key to High-Performance Company

    • Authors: Mostafa Sayyadi et al.
      Abstract: The purpose of this research is to explore how transformational leadership impacts on organizational performance. We posit that transformational leadership is a significant indicator of organizational performance. This article suggests that executives that act as transformational leaders affect organizational outcomes. In particular, this article raises a vital question as to how managers can successfully contribute to performance at the organizational level. It highlights the potential consequences of applying transformational leadership.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:19 PST
  • Addressing the Well-Being Problem – A “Fundamental State of
           Leadership” Approach

    • Authors: Raidah Bhuyan et al.
      Abstract: The message of Jon Clifton’s (2022) new book, Blind Spot, is that the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous context of business has created enormous pressures on the modern employee with 28% of employees exhibiting chronic depression, extreme sadness, or other mental health problems. Those conditions negatively affect employee commitment and engagement and hamper the ability of organizations to succeed in a highly competitive global environment. The root cause of this “well-being problem” is the convergence of a multitude of economic and social problems that challenge the best efforts of even the most capable leaders.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:16 PST
  • Democracy: On the Edge of Uncertainty

    • Authors: Joseph P. Hester
      Abstract: I have considered once again the ancients and the moderns, and those who said that ethics was laid to rest in the graveyard of sociological and psychological babblings of feelings and emotions. I think too about utilitarians — whose philosophy has become the foundation of much of modern life — with its sterile pragmatism, captured and encapsulated by a framework eliminating the nonquantifiable while sneaking in the backdoor of our values offering empty moral platitudes and religious sentiments, e.g., thoughts and prayers.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:13 PST
  • College-Era Lessons in Values That Lasted a Lifetime

    • Authors: Ritch Eich
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:11 PST
  • Winter/Spring 2023

    • PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:08 PST
  • Loving Yourself – That’s “Great Company!”

    • Authors: Raidah Bhuyan et al.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:09:04 PST
  • The Mediating Influence of Confidence, Autonomy, and Identification on the
           Relationship Between Servant Leadership and Harmonious Passion

    • Authors: Angelica Tabares et al.
      Abstract: The current paper explores the relationship between servant leadership and harmonious passion. Harmonious passion refers to a strong desire to freely engage in an activity and is a result of an autonomous internalization of the activity into one's identity. While passion and leadership have been generally linked, the specific relationship between servant leadership and harmonious passion is underdeveloped within the field of servant leadership research. Our paper presents a conceptual model and propositions linking servant leadership and harmonious passion through the mediating mechanisms of follower confidence, autonomy, and identification. Implications and future research are discussed.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 12:53:39 PDT
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