Sunday, March 9, 2008

Leadership Styles /

The March 2008 issue of Fast Company has an interesting little feature called "The Journal-ist," in which author James Kuczmarski offers abstracts on articles from four academic journals. Each of the articles focuses on a skill or trait of "top-notch" leaders in the 21st century. The four skills are curiosity, charisma, understanding the physiology of the brain (!), and ability to adapt.

You can read the article online at

And the librarian in me couldn't resist finding citations for the articles Kuczmarski references. So if you're interested in a bit more indepth reading on these topics, check out:

"The Role of Curiosity in Global Managers' Decision-Making"
Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, Vol. 13, No. 3, 43-58 (2007)
Michael Harvey, University of Mississippi & Bond University (Australia)[et. al.]

"The Two Faces of Transformational Leadership: Empowerment and Dependency"
Journal of Applied Psychology 2003, vol. 88, no2, pp. 246-255
Boas Shamir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem [et. al.]

"The Neuroscience of Leadership" (available through ProQuest ERIC #:EJ778221)
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v16 n3 p10-17 Fall 2007
David Rock and Jeffrey Schwartz

"Leadership Harvard Style" (available through ILL / see Article First)
Australian Journal of Public Administration, Volume 66, Number 4, December 2007 , pp. 507-511
Stephen Bouwhuis

Melissa Henderson
Synergy 2006


Mark Clayton Hand said...

Melissa - I´m trying to get my hands on a copy of the "Leadership Harvard Style" article, and can´t seem to, even through my university´s databases. Any (free) suggestions?

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