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Blog Entery # 5: Leadership and Organizational Learning

Organizational learning refers to an organization’s ability to improve itself by gaining experiences, transforming those experiences into knowledge, and transferring back the knowledges to itself (Valamis 2019). On the other hand, a learning organization is an organization which is highly skilled in creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge, and at adopting itself to apply the newlyContinue reading “Blog Entery # 5: Leadership and Organizational Learning”

Blog Entry # 4: Transactional and Transformational Leadership

Definitions Transactional leadership is a leadership style which motivates followers through the use of tangible rewards and punishments (Webster and Webster n.d.). Also known as the “managerial leadership”, it focuses on supervision, organisation, and group performance (Lea 2019). Transactional leadership incentivises good performance while also penalizing bad ones (Ingram 2019). “If words of command are not clear and distinct,Continue reading “Blog Entry # 4: Transactional and Transformational Leadership”

Blog Entry # 3: Transformational Leadership, Charisma, and Motivation

Encourage, inspire, and motivate. These are the usual words we see around the term transformational leadership. The term was first conceptualized by sociologist James Downton in 1973, popularized by James MacGregor Burns in his 1978 book Leadership, and further developed by Bernard Bass to what is now the modern transformational leadership theory. In a nutshell,Continue reading “Blog Entry # 3: Transformational Leadership, Charisma, and Motivation”

Blog Entry # 2: Managing Diversity

“A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.” – Islamic Proverb In today’s fiercely competitive global business landscape, managing diversity is the key to survival. Organizations nowadays are heavily reliant on highly diverse group of people in terms of age, gender, geography, and culture. However, plainly mixing together different people does not guarantee success (BourkeContinue reading “Blog Entry # 2: Managing Diversity”

Blog Entry # 1: Ethical Leadership

“I am sure that in estimating every man’s value either in private or public life, a pure integrity is the quality we take first into calculation, and that learning and talents are only the second.”– Thomas Jefferson What is ethics? Oxford Dictionary (2021) defines ethics as the “moral principles that control or influence a person’sContinue reading “Blog Entry # 1: Ethical Leadership”