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Follow the leader: Insects benefit from good leadership too
Scientists have shown for the first time that when insect larvae follow a leader to forage for food, both leaders and followers benefit, growing much faster than if they are in a group of only leaders or only followers. The work gives new insight into why such social relationships evolve in insects, and why they are maintained. (2014-10-15)

Practice leaders' and facilitators' perspectives on quality improvement may differ
Practice facilitators and practice leaders agreed on the value of a facilitated quality improvement program, but reached different judgments on practices' intensity and pace of change. (2018-04-09)

If relationships are good -- positive, negative humor by leaders improves job satisfaction
Past research about the use of humor by leaders suggests that positive humor should result in happier subordinates who are satisfied with their jobs. Conventional wisdom also suggests that leaders should avoid negative humor. Now, a study from the University of Missouri has found that the relationship between leader-humor and job satisfaction is dependent on the quality of the relationship between leaders and their subordinates not the positive or negative tone of the leader's humor. (2015-10-05)

Partisan lenses: Beauty lies in your political affiliation
Have you ever noticed you find your candidate for political office more attractive than the opponent? New research from Cornell University shows you're not the only one. (2014-10-15)

Make no mistake - male bosses' errors matter
According to a new study, leaders who make mistakes are seen as less competent, less desirable to work for and less effective than leaders who do not. And if the leader is a man making a mistake in a man's world, he is judged more harshly than a woman making the same mistake in a man's world. The work is published online in Springer's Journal of Business and Psychology. (2012-05-23)

Science academies issue statements on energy efficiency, innovation
The US National Academy of Sciences joined 12 other national science academies today in calling on world leaders -- particularly G8 leaders who will meet in June -- to address global climate change and energy-access issues by promoting low carbon-emission energy systems and more efficient use of energy. (2007-05-16)

Rafael Ortega, M.D., honored at Annual Leaders in Diversity Awards
Rafael Ortega, M.D., the associate dean of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Boston University School of Medicine, has been selected by the Boston Business Journal as an honoree for the Annual Leaders in Diversity Awards. This award honors companies and individuals for their leadership in successfully promoting inclusiveness and opportunity. This year, the Leaders in Diversity program will feature nine winners in four categories and Ortega will be awarded the Corporate Leadership award for his exceptional work at the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. (2014-10-22)

Candidate voice pitch influences voters, but does not lead to better leaders
Voters may prefer voting for candidates with lower sounding voices but they are not necessarily better leaders, a paper recently published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior by University of Miami Professor Casey Klofstad and Professor Rindy Anderson from Florida Atlantic University has revealed. (2018-03-14)

Study finds keys to working with Latino church to fight domestic abuse
Latinos are the fastest growing population in the United States and have relatively high rates of domestic violence coupled with social and linguistic barriers that can make it difficult for Latino families to access relevant social services. But a new study from North Carolina State University finds Latino religious leaders willing to help address the problem, and identifies cultural factors that may help social-service providers and others form partnerships with these leaders. (2011-04-25)

New UTSA study delves into what makes a great leader
According to a new study by Dina Krasikova, assistant professor of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the key to a successful, creative leader is confidence. Krasikova, an expert in leadership, took a closer look at the modern workplace and noted that many factors lead to a productive, well-led team. (2016-02-29)

Sunday school teachers as 'culture warriors': Lay leaders wield political clout, Baylor
Volunteer lay leaders serve as political opinion leaders within churches, with considerable power to deepen -- or bridge -- gaps between religion and politics, according to a Baylor University study. (2014-05-19)

Leader beliefs about followers impact company success
How leaders view their employees tends to become a self-fulfilling prophecy, which affects company success. (2011-04-25)

Strong bones, strong women
Led by the IOF's patron, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, this global roundtable is a call to women worldwide to take charge of their bone health and to make osteoporosis a healthcare priority in their country. (2006-04-05)

When To Use Consensus Decision-Making
A study by Randall Peterson, an assistant professor at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management, shows when consensus decision-making will work and when not to use it. (1999-04-29)

Children hold leaders primarily responsible, not entitled
Researchers explored how young children conceptualize leadership, specifically whether they view leaders primarily as more entitled individuals or more responsible individuals, relative to non-leaders. The findings showed that they expected a leader to contribute more to a joint goal than its non-leader partner, expected a leader to withdraw an equal share from the common prize, and judged a leader more harshly than a non-leader for not adhering to these two behaviors. (2020-09-30)

Follow the leader: How those in charge make themselves known
Do you find yourself leading groups, or are you naturally more comfortable following others? Research published today, April 1, shows that if you want to be a leader you're better off at the edges of a crowd, and not in the middle of the action. (2010-04-01)

Psychopaths in the C-Suite?
The seemingly never-ending stream of corporate scandals over the past decades, from Enron to Theranos, suggests that something is rotten in corporate leaders. Many place the blame on psychopaths, who are characteristically superficially charming but lack empathy, anxiety, or any sense of blame or guilt. (2018-10-15)

Humility key to effective leadership
Humble leaders are more effective and better liked, according to a study forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal. (2011-12-08)

Study provides academic support for new Steve Jobs portrayal
The new Steve Jobs biopic, 'Becoming Steve Jobs,' paints a picture of a less arrogant, humbler leader than previously thought. It portrays a softer side of Jobs that executives at Apple say is more accurate than the previous best-selling biography. A new business study provides academic support for the type of leader Apple execs say Jobs became. The study finds that narcissistic leaders can still be extremely effective and have engaged followers if they show humility. (2015-03-24)

Using 'The Brain Advantage' in business
Business leaders can use what researchers have learned about the brain to manage their own brains and other people more effectively. (2009-12-04)

Opening leadership's 'black box'
A Wake Forest University researcher and four colleagues have determined that measurements of activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain can help to assess a person's potential for leadership. (2013-05-01)

People prefer leaders with more masculine voices, even in feminine leadership roles
Male and female leaders with masculine voices are preferred by both men and women. However, even in leadership roles that are typically held by women, both sexes prefer women leaders with low-pitched voices, according to research published December 12 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Rindy Anderson from Duke University and Casey Klofstad from the University of Miami. (2012-12-12)

The perils of a leader who is too extroverted
Extroverts are often seen as natural leaders in organizations. But a new study suggests that some leaders may have too much of a good thing. Researchers found that informal leaders were better liked and more sought after for advice when they hit a middle 'sweet spot' on levels of assertiveness and warmth, two facets of extroversion. (2019-05-06)

Trade unions still fail to lure women leaders, study finds
There is little doubt that Frances O'Grady has made history as the first woman to be elected General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress in September 2012. A recent study from Queen Mary, University of London casts some light on the level of O'Grady's achievement in the wider union landscape. (2012-09-14)

Following the leader: Social networks of schoolchildren
Kids always seem to be ahead of trends, and marketers realize the importance of new products and services taking off with the younger set. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research helps identify which children might be the trendsetters of their generation. (2009-05-12)

A more challenging summit than Everest
In the week celebrating the 50th anniversary of the conquest of Everest, this week's editorial points to a more challenging summit-the gathering of G8 leaders in Evian-les-Bains, France-to address the plight of an estimated billion people who live in countries ravaged by civil war. (2003-05-29)

Study finds no gender discrimination when leaders use confident language
People tend to listen to big talkers, whether they are women or men. Still, more women prefer not to use assertive language, according to a new study. Participants in an experiment more often followed advice of people using assertive ''cheap talk,'' statements that cannot be verified as true. (Example: ''I have extremely strong problem-solving skills.'') They followed advice regardless of advice giver's gender but thought others would be less likely to follow female leaders' advice. (2021-02-18)

Secondhand opinions
Tracking the Twitter updates of a random sample of 300,000 active users over the course of a month reveals that this particular corner of social media and social networking is not quite as equitable and democratic as popular perception might have us believe. Indeed, the research published in the International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising reveals that there is a two-step flow of information through which a minority of users accounts for the majority of influence. (2017-08-10)

Leaders' emotional cues may predict acts of terror or political aggression
Leaders often use rousing speeches to evoke powerful emotions, and those emotions may predict when a group will commit an act of violence or terrorism, according to new research published in the journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. Analysis of speeches delivered by government, activist and terrorist leaders found that leaders' expressions of anger, contempt and disgust spiked immediately before their group committed an act of violence. (2012-08-30)

Former world leaders to launch new book on Mid-East, water, energy: Oct. 20
In Wales Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, the InterAction Council, an association of 40 former world leaders, and the United Nations University will launch their new publication: 'Water, Energy, and the Arab Awakening' at the Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, the Usk Valley, Newport, South Wales. (2014-10-09)

Sometimes, it pays for the boss to be humble
It's good to be humble when you're the boss -- as long as that's what your employees expect. Researchers studying workplaces in China found that some real-life teams showed more creativity if the employees rated their bosses as showing more humility. (2017-11-28)

Study: New leaders emerge as organizations go to virtual work spaces
The study found that in face-to-face gatherings, team members value those with 'classic' leadership characteristics, such as extroversion and intelligence, but in virtual settings, those qualities take a backseat to those who take action. (2020-06-29)

When people prepare for conflict, dominant leaders take the stage
One popular theory holds that dominant leaders are supported by those who fear new situations and threats. However, new research from Aarhus BSS shows that support for dominant leaders is not born of fear, but of a wish to handle the country's problems by aggressive means. The research was recently published in the journal Political Psychology. (2017-03-23)

Should doctors be 'selling' drugs for the pharmaceutical industry?
Are senior doctors who help drug companies sell their drugs independent experts or just drug representatives in disguise, asks Ray Moynihan from the University of Newcastle in Australia, in this week's BMJ. (2008-06-19)

Research suggests business leaders should re-think how they treat team members
New findings from an international team of researchers suggest business leaders who oversee teams need to find a middle ground in how they treat team members -- or risk hurting team performance. Specifically, the researchers found that treating some team members much better than others can adversely affect performance -- as can treating all team members the same way. (2015-11-04)

Media Alert: The Lancet special issue on primary health care
'Primary health care is in crisis... Leadership after the Astana meeting is essential to rejuvenate and revitalise all aspects of primary health care.' -- The Lancet special issue on primary health care marks 40 years since landmark Alma-Ata Declaration. (2018-10-18)

Avoidance or responsible moral choices -- what is your supervisor like?
It is important to understand and prevent unethical behavior in working life. Leaders should be able to take responsibility for challenging situations and show commitment to moral values. A recent study at the University of Jyvaskyla charted the different moral identity statuses among Finnish leaders. (2019-03-21)

Leaders and managers should be taught how to 'love' their staff
Chartered Psychologist (Occupational) Dr. Fiona Beddoes-Jones, in a study of over 300 managers/leaders, found the majority of respondents were dissatisfied with the level of warmth and care displayed at work and believed that their wellbeing would be improved if there was more 'love.' (2017-01-05)

13th International Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies
Registration is now open for the 13th annual meeting of the Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies, which will take place in France. (2014-10-29)

Assassination of political leaders connected to increase in social conflict
An increase in social conflict increases the likelihood of assassinations of political leaders, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2018-02-20)

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