Tag Archives: leadership communication

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. Summary Leaders rely on communicative acts to convey strategic objectives to their followers. Effective communication from leaders significantly impacts employees’ motivation and the overall health of the organization. Drawing from motivating language theory, this study examines how leaders’ oral communication strategies affect organizational authenticity … Continue reading How Leaders Can Promote Organizational Authenticity and Identification with Motivating Language

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center.  Summary Employees expect timely, accurate, and adequate information from their employers during times of crisis or turbulence. Given this reality, employers should prioritize effective internal communication. One strategy employers can use to help employees navigate turbulent times is to communicate in a manner that … Continue reading How Employers Can Help Employees During Crisis

This abstract is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Summary This study explored whether and how startup leaders in China use motivating language to foster relationships between startups and their employees. Startups are defined as privately-held, small-to-medium-sized enterprises which are less than ten years old and driven by innovation and tech. Because startup … Continue reading Cultivating Relationships with Startup Employees: The Role of Entrepreneurs

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center SummaryIn today’s complex, dynamic, and service-oriented business environment, internally motivated employees have great potential to address organizational challenges and opportunities. Employees who are intrinsically motivated to enhance their overall performance are called “self-leaders.” Instead of being a substitute for external leadership, self-leadership can partner … Continue reading Speaking to the Self: How Motivating Language Links with Self-Leadership

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Summary Virtual working situations have become the norm for global companies looking to acquire top talent in a global marketplace. Previous research on virtual teams has mostly focused on differences between how leaders of virtual teams and traditional teams use specific communication methods. These … Continue reading How Leaders’ Virtual Communication Can Drive Performance Results

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Resource Center Summary This study aims to answer whether health-promoting leadership and leaders’ skills can improve followers’ job satisfaction and turnover intention. Health-promoting leadership behaviors refer to a mixture of leadership behaviors to promote a healthy workplace for employees. The authors examined the indirect effects of … Continue reading Health-Promoting Leadership and Leaders’ Listening Skills Have an Impact on the Employees’ Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. Summary Organizational culture is a social glue that holds organizational members together and prescribes how things are understood, judged, and valued in an organization. The affective dimension of organizational culture, known as emotional culture, sets the tone for how members feel. Cultures of joy, … Continue reading Examining the Effects of Internal Communication and Emotional Culture on Employees’ Organizational Identification

Summary When Bill Gates published and copyrighted his bestseller Business @ the Speed of Thought, readers did not protest upon thumbing a few pages in to see that the book was authored “with Collins Hemingway.” Likewise, for Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In (with Nell Scovell) or Howard Schultz’s Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without … Continue reading How CEO “Ghost-Posting” Affects Employee Perceptions on Leadership, Transparency, and Relationships

This blog is presented by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. You need look no further than Brexit to see why effective leadership communication matters. Between them, the heads of the UK’s two main political parties have been described as robotic, opaque, nebulous, indecisive and invisible. Opinion polls say neither’s got what it takes to be … Continue reading It’s Time to Get Real About Authentic Leadership Communication

Author(s), Title and Publication Braun, S., Hernandez Bark, A., Kirchner, A., Stegmann, S., & Van Dick, R. (2015). Emails from the Boss—Curse or Blessing? Relations Between Communication Channels, Leader Evaluation, and Employees’ Attitudes. International Journal of Business Communication, 56(1), 50-81. doi: 10.1177/2329488415597516 Summary Leadership communication is crucial to organizational success as leaders use communication to convey … Continue reading Emails from the Boss—Curse or Blessing?

Author(s), Title and Publication Omillion-Hodges, L. M. & Ackerman, C.D. (2018). From the technical know-how to the free flow of ideas: Exploring the effects of leader, peer, and team communication on employee creativity. Communication Quarterly, 66 (1), 38-57. DOI: 10.1080/01463373.2017.1325385 Summary Creativity in the workplace is often studied and extant scholarship has shown that creativity … Continue reading From Technical Know-How to the Free Flow of Ideas: Exploring Employee Creativity

Author(s), Title and Publication Men, L. R., Chen, Z. F., & Ji, Y. G. (2018). Walking the talk: An exploratory examination of executive leadership communication at startups in China. Journal of Public Relations Research, doi: 10.1080/1062726X.2018.1455147 Summary Given its impact on public relations, organizational outcomes, and organizational infrastructures, leadership has long been considered one of the factors … Continue reading Walk the Talk: Examining Executive Leadership at Startups in China

Authors, Title and Publication Men, L. R. (2015). The Internal Communication Role of the Chief Executive Officer: Communication Channels, Styles, and Effectiveness. Public Relations Review, 41, 461-471. This article reports a study that primarily investigated the role of CEOs in organizational internal communication. Executive leaders, particularly CEOs, play a unique organizational role. As the top … Continue reading The Internal Communication Role of the Chief Executive Officer: Communication Channels, Styles, and Effectiveness.

Authors, Title and Publication McWorthy, L., & Henningsen, D. D. (2014). Looking at favorable and unfavorable superior-subordinate relationships through dominance and affiliation lenses. International Journal of Business Communication, 51(2), 123-137. Using relational framing theory, this study examined factors that influence judgments subordinates make about the quality of their supervisors. According to this theory, two dimensions—dominance-submission and affiliation-disaffiliation—guide … Continue reading Looking at Favorable and Unfavorable Superior-Subordinate Relationships Through Dominance and Affiliation Lenses