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PSYC 6750 Leadership Development: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

PSYC 6750 Required Course Readings


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Allen, S. J., & Harman, N. S. (2008). Leadership development: An exploration of sources of learning. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 73(1), 10–62.

Bunker, K. A., Kram, K. E., & Ting, S. (2002). The young and the clueless. Harvard Business Review, 80(12), 80–87.

Covey, S. R. (2008). Authentic leaders. Leadership Excellence, 25(5), 20.

Drucker, P. F. (2005). Managing oneself. Harvard Business Review, 83(1), 100−109.

Farrington, E.L. (2008). Use Emotional Intelligence to improve your work. Women in Higher Education,17(6), 19-20.

Fielder, F. E. (1972). How do you make leaders more effective? Organizational Dynamics, 1(2), 2–18.

Finkelstein, S. (2003). 7 habits of spectacularly unsuccessful executives. Fast Company, 72, 84–89.

Fitzgerald, S. P., Murrell, K. L., & Miller, M. G. (2003). Appreciative inquiry: Accentuating the positive. Business Strategy Review, 14(1), 5–7.

Foti, R. J. & Hauenstein, N. M. A. (2007). Pattern and variable approaches in leadership emergence and effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92(2), 347–355.

Goffee, R., & Jones, G. (2000). Why should anyone be led by you? Harvard Business Review, 78(5), 62–70.

Goleman, D. (2004). What makes a leader? Harvard Business Review, 82(1), 82–91.

Gutierrez, B., Spencer, S. M., Zhou, G. (2012). Thinking globally, leading locally: Chinese, Indian, and western leadership. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal19(1), 67-89. doi: 10.1108/13527601211195637.

Hernandez, J. S., & Varkey, P. (2008). Vertical versus lateral thinking. Physician Executive, 34(3), 26–28.

Hogan, R., & Kaiser, R. B. (2005). What we know about leadership. Review of General Psychology, 9(2), 169–180

Hogg, M. A. (2001). A social identity theory of leadership. Personality & Social Psychology Review, 5(3), 184–200.

Hoyt, C. L., Murphy, S. E., Halverson, S. K., & Watson, C. B. (2003). Group leadership: Efficacy and effectiveness. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 7(4), 259–274.

Judge, T. A., Ilies, R., Bono, J. E., & Gerhardt, M. W. (2002). Personality and leadership: A qualitative and quantitative review. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87(4), 765–780.

Kerka, S. (2003). Appreciative inquiry: Trends and issues alert. Eric Publications, 1–4.

Kirkpatrick, S. A., & Locke, E. A. (1991). Leadership: Do traits matter? Academy of Management Executive, 5(2), 48–60.

Kramer, R. M. (2003). The harder they fall. Harvard Business Review, 81(10), 58–66.

Lundstedt, S. (1965). Administrative leadership and use of social power. Public Administration Review, 25(2), 156–160.

Lynn, A. B. (2001). Emotional intelligence activity book: 50 activities for promoting EQ at work.

Maitlis, S. (2005). The social processes of organizational sensemaking. Academy of Management Journal, 48(1), 21–49.

Perks, J. (2008). How to…develop emotional intelligence. People Management, 14(9), 42.

Riggio, R. E., Riggio, H. R., Salinas, C., & Cole, E. J. (2003). The role of social and emotional communication skills in leader emergence and effectiveness. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 7(2), 83–103.

Salancik, G. R., & Pfeffer, J. (1977). Who gets power―And how they hold on to it: A strategic-contingency model of power. Organizational Dynamics, 5(3), 3–21

Schein, E. H. (1983). The role of the founder in creating organizational culture. Organizational Dynamics, 12(1), 13–28.

Sharkey, L. D. (1999). Changing organizational culture through leadership development: A case in leadership transformation. Organization Development Journal, 17(3), 29–37.

van Knippengerg, B., & van Knippengerg, D. (2005). Leader self-sacrifice and leadership effectiveness: The moderating role of leader prototypicality. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90(1), 25–37.

Weick, K. E., Sutcliffe, K. M., & Obstfeld, D. (2005). Organizing and the process of sense making. Organization Science, 16(4), 409–421.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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