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Agile Leadership in Turbulent Business Environments

February 20, 2019

by Dustin Glaß, Bernd Lukanek, Georg Schwertfeger, Jennifer Schäfer, and Julia Schulz |   In the age of digitization and disruptive change, agility is considered vital for businesses. Managers in particular face radically changed conditions in an agile environment (Rutz, 2017). Agile Leadership is one of the newest leadership methods. Therefore there are not definitions…

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Charismatic Leadership: Good or Bad?

January 6, 2019

by Dennis Cederberg, Marie Celina Rauscher, Simon Salloum, and Carsten Stork | What is Charismatic Leadership?     The concept of charismatic leadership is not only associated with engaging personalities like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Barack Obama, it can also be linked to the rhetoric skills of Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels.…

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Visionary Leadership: How to Motivate your Employees Using Bright Future Images

December 23, 2018

by Vanessa Karnani, Magdalena Kasberger, Daniela Fröhlich, and Jasmin Mahnke |     Visionary leadership has many aspects and characteristics, thus definitions of this leadership style are slightly diversified in literature. Nevertheless it is nonessential to compare multiple definitions as they complement each other to a certain extent. Hence the working definition in this post…

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Leading ethically: Does it pay?

November 9, 2018

by Valeria Velina, Katharina vom Dahl, Ina Stößel, Pablo Haufschild, and Angelica Pinto |     In regard to countless corporate scandals due to unethical behavior in the past decades, the topic of ethical leadership has become more important than ever. In this post, we will give you a quick overview on recent findings in…

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How Data Literacy Depends on Understanding the Types of Data and How They’re Captured

October 23, 2018

In this interesting article by H. Bowne-Anderson, the author explains the importance of the ability to understand and communicate about data. Learn more about our digital disruption course.

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Six Expert Tips for Incentive Competitions

September 23, 2018

by Jonathan Tyler |   Are you a mananger with a workforce that is struggling to feel motivated and committed to the work at hand? Are you wondering where you went wrong? Do you want to jumpstart motivation, productivity and overall work happiness? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you are thinking along…

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E-Leadership: Leading in the Age of Digitization

August 11, 2018

by Antonia Hein |     Globalization, change and development of technology as well as digitization provide organizations with „a new set of tools that dictate a need to organize work in new ways“ (Pulley and Sessa, 2001, p.225). Among other things these new ways incorporate so-called virtual teams, „a new form of structure, supported…

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Virtual Reality in Online Education

July 9, 2018

by Nicola Fogli |     During the last years technology is advancing like never before and it is changing our habits in everyday life. However, nowadays we are experiencing also new types of jobs and the old ones are developing new skills to be part of the future that is coming. In this new…

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Best Practices? Use These Benchmarking Tips

June 21, 2018

by Jonathan Tyler |   Are you a manager who is in charge of product development or sales? Are wondering how you can boost the success of your product on the market? Do you know you have a great product but want to make it even better? Or, maybe you’re wondering why a product you…

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How to Build Influence Through Social Media

May 29, 2018

by Jonathan Tyler |   In the past, developing influence and leadership presence in a target audience or industry was highly dependent on relationships with key contacts, access to intellectual chokepoints, and in the end, a penchant for great press. These are assets that largely require luck, and never really give leaders a way to…

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Organizational Discources for Managers – A Useful Concept?

April 3, 2018

by Jonathan Tyler |   Organizational discourse is an area of study which regards the role of dialogue and communication in a group dynamic. While the study of discourse dates back to the rhetoric of the ancient Greeks, it’s taken on a whole new perspective in the context of modern business operations.   Discourse and…

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