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Leadership from an Operant Perspective

Leadership from an Operant Perspective

1st Edition

By Judith L. Komaki
November 27, 2015

How can managers motivate their employees? After conducting detailed field studies of work groups in settings as diverse as insurance company offices and regatta sailboats, Judith Komaki has identified two key behaviours that seem to distinguish effective from ineffective managers; monitoring ...

Role Motivation Theories

Role Motivation Theories

1st Edition

By John B. Miner
November 16, 1994

Role Motivation Theories is concerned with four types of organisations and what makes them work. The four are not exhaustive of all possible organisational types but they do represent the major forms found in the world today. If we wish to understand organisational functioning in modern society ...

A Cognitive Approach to Performance Appraisal

A Cognitive Approach to Performance Appraisal

1st Edition

By Angelo DeNisi
May 13, 1997

The benefits of performance appraisal in the business world have caused an upsurge of books and programs for use in management, but few of the methods described bother to verify that the underlying psychology on which they are based holds true. Angelo DeNisi has spent 10 years conducting research ...

Leadership and Information Processing Linking Perceptions and Performance

Leadership and Information Processing: Linking Perceptions and Performance

1st Edition

By Robert G. Lord, Karen J. Maher
March 16, 1994

Executive leadership is critically important to understanding the workings and performance of organizations, yet it is a topic that is usually ignored by mainstream leadership research. Leadership and Information Processing provides a much-needed analysis of this crucial element of organizational ...

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