Tag Archives: leadership

This summary is provided by IPR based on the original study by PwC PwC uncovered the views of public company directors on a variety of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. A survey of 851 U.S. directors was conducted in October 2021. Key findings include: 64% of directors said ESG factors are linked to their … Continue reading Director Perspectives on ESG

This blog is based on the original journal article published in the Public Relations Journal Summary Effective leadership is a vital necessity and can transform organizational performance. In public relations, executive leaders, especially Chief Communication Officers (CCOs), must be well-rounded in their leadership abilities to move their business forward. The Arthur Page Society suggests the CCO is now … Continue reading What it Takes to be an Executive, According to Female CCOs

This blog is based on the original journal article in the Public Relations Journal A focus on supporting young women during the early-career phase could be the key to advancement of women in public relations. The early career phase—the first five years of full-time employment—is a pivotal phase in one’s career journey that influences their future … Continue reading How to Help Young Women Climb the Corporate Ladder in PR

  This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Summary The COVID-19 pandemic has made work-from-home a new norm, which will likely continue after the pandemic. Thanks to remote work, it is becoming increasingly common for workplace communication to occur via computer-mediated channels such as email. This study explored how managers’ use … Continue reading Do Emojis Make Leaders More Likeable? The Impact of Emojis On Leader Perception

This summary is provided by the IPR Street Team based on the original journal article in the Journal of Public Relations Education by Dr. Nilanjana Bardhan and Dr. Karla Gower Summary Dr. Bardhan and Dr. Gower explored the role of leaders in bringing about change and how the success of diversity and inclusion efforts are correlated … Continue reading Student and Faculty/Educator Views on Diversity and Inclusion in Public Relations

Author(s), Title and Publication Mayfield, J., & Mayfield, M. (2016). The diffusion process of strategic motivating language: An examination of the internal organizational environment and emergent properties. International Journal of Business Communication, 56(3), 368-392. doi: 10.1177/2329488416629093 Summary Leaders can use three major forms of oral communication to enhance employees’ work motivation. The three speech act … Continue reading The diffusion process of strategic motivating language: An examination of the internal organizational environment and emergent properties

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 Simonsson, C. & Heide, M. (2018). How focusing positively on errors can help organizations become more communicative. Journal of Communication Management. 22(2). 179-196. DOI 10.1108/JCOM-04-2017-0044. Summary Error-free organizations result from the communicative process and activity around error management or anticipation so future crises can be detected and moreover, that organizational crisis … Continue reading How Focusing Positively on Errors Can Help Organizations Become More Communicative

Author(s), Title and Publication Kraft, A., Sparr, J.L. & Peus, C. J. (2018). Giving and making sense about change: The back and forth between leaders and employees. Journal of Business and Psychology, 33(1), 71-87. doi.org/10.1007/s10869-016-9474-5 Summary Leader sensegiving – the attempt to affect employees’ sensemaking – is a crucial leadership activity during organizational change. The … Continue reading Giving and Making Sense About Change: The Back and Forth Between Leaders and Employees

Author(s), Title and Publication Lovelace, K.; Shapiro, D. L.; & Weingart, L. R. (2001). Maximizing cross-functional new product teams’ innovativeness and constraint adherence: A conflict communications perspective. Academy of Management Journal, 44(4), 779-793 Summary This study examined the impact of team diversity on team performance. Due to increasing competition resulting from market globalization and changing … Continue reading Maximizing Cross-Functional New Product Teams’ Innovativeness and Constraint Adherence: A Conflict Communications Perspective.

Topic: Change Communication Authors, Title and Publication Christensen, M. (2014). Communication as a strategic tool in change processes. Journal of Business Communication, 51(4), 359-385. Summary A major challenge for organizations is to develop both climate and leadership strategies that allow them to cope with challenges such as downsizing, re-engineering, flattening structures, global competition, and the introduction of … Continue reading Four Strategies for Communicating with Employees During a Major Change

Topic: Leader Communication; Culture and Values Authors, Title and Publication Jing, F., Avery, G., & Bergsteiner, H. (2014). Enhancing performance in small professional firms through vision communication and sharing. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 31(2), 599-620. Summary Research has suggested that when leaders work with a vision, a variety of important outcomes at the individual, group, and … Continue reading Enhancing Performance in Small Professional Firms through Vision Communication and Sharing

Topic: Supervisor Communication Authors, Title and Publication Mayfield, J., & Mayfield, M. (2012). The relationship between leader motivating language and self-efficacy: A partial least squares model analysis. Journal of Business Communication, 49(4), 357-376. Summary This study examined the nature and processes of the relationships between leader motivating language and its effects on employee self-efficacy and … Continue reading The Relationship Between Leader Motivating Language and Self-Efficacy