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Leadership and Cultural Change

Managing Future Well-Being, 1st Edition

Edited by Ramona Houmanfar, Mark Mattaini


326 pages

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Hardback: 9781138560611
pub: 2017-12-05

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Contemporary confluences of leadership decision-making and citizenship behavior often unintentionally contribute to the depletion of the world’s resources – escalating health, education, and social crises, as well as community, societal, and cultural struggles – to adapt to emerging global shifts. Leadership and management practices in this context affect the wellbeing of organizational members (e.g., their safety, health, financial security, etc.) but also entail positive or negative impacts on consumer practices and collective community well-being (e.g., education, obesity, cancer, safe or green driving, energy conservation, diversity based health care, etc.).

Decision-making in most businesses and organizations is largely responsive to demands for short-term profit or cost minimization. On the consumer side, both cultural values and the corporate marketing practices that sustain them encourage high levels of consumption necessary to sustain corporate practices. In exploring the emerging applications of behavior science to these challenges, this book showcases emerging work by internationally recognized scholars on leadership and cultural change. The book will aid organizations and leaders in creating new models of stewardship, and will open opportunities for innovation while adapting and responding to growing social upheaval, technological advances, and environmental concerns, as well as crises in the global economy, health, education, and environment. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Leadership and Cultural Change Ramona A. Houmanfar and Mark A. Mattaini

1. Functions of Organizational Leaders in Cultural Change: Financial and Social Well-Being Ramona A. Houmanfar, Mark P. Alavosius, Zachary H. Morford, Scott A. Herbst and Daniel Reimer

2. Leadership and Culture Jon E. Krapfl and Blina Kruja

3. Collective Leadership and Circles: Not Invented Here Mark Mattaini and Casey Holtschneider

4. Integrating Organizational-Cultural Values With Performance Management Carl Binder

5. Selection of Business Practices in the Midst of Evolving Complexity Maria E. Malott

6. Consumer Behavior Analysis and the Marketing Firm: Bilateral Contingency in the Context of Environmental Concern Gordon R. Foxall

7. Job Satisfaction: The Management Tool and Leadership Responsibility Donald A. Hantula

8. Seven Life Lessons From Humanistic Behaviorism: How to Bring the Best Out of Yourself and Others E. Scott Geller

9. An Industry’s Call to Understand the Contingencies Involved in Process Safety: Normalization of Deviance Kevin Bogard, Timothy D. Ludwig, Chris Staats and Danielle Kretschmer

10. Leadership and Crew Resource Management in High-Reliability Organizations: A Competency Framework for Measuring Behaviors Mark P. Alavosius, Ramona A. Houmanfar, Steven J. Anbro, Kenneth Burleigh and Christopher Hebein

11. Behavioral Education in the 21st Century Kent Johnson

12. Cultural Change in a Medical School: A Data-Driven Management of Entropy Timothy Baker, Thomas Schwenk, Melissa Piasecki, Gregory S. Smith, Nicole Jacobs, Gwen Shonkwiler, Jennifer Hagen and Ramona A. Houmanfar

13. Enhancing the Behavioral Science Knowledge and Skills of 21st-Century Leaders in Academic Medicine and Science R. Kevin Grigsby

14. Behavior Analytic Concepts and Change in a Large Metropolitan Research University: The Graduation Success Initiative Douglas L. Robertson and Martha Pelaez

15. A Behavioral Approach to Organizational Change: Reinforcing Those Responsible for Facilitating the Climate and Hence Promoting Diversity Judith L. Komaki and Michelle L. R. Minnich

About the Editors

Ramona A. Houmanfar is an Associate Professor and Director of the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, USA. She is the author or co-editor of two books and over sixty other publications; and the editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. Her recent scholarly interests have focused on behavioral systems analysis, rule governance, leadership communication in organizations, and cultural behavior analysis.

Mark Mattaini is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, and the President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. He is the author or co-editor of eleven books and over ninety other publications. He is editor of the interdisciplinary journal Behavior and Social Issues. His recent scholarship has focused on nonviolent social action supporting peace and justice.

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