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Lead or follow: What sets leaders apart?

Leaders are more willing to take responsibility for making decisions that affect the welfare of others. In a new study, researchers at the University...

Good leadership doesn’t have to be transformational

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that sometimes, leaders don’t need to be transformational to lead a highly productive group. Sometimes,...

Pulpit Bullies: Why Dominating Leaders Kill Teams

When Harvard Business School Associate Professor Francesca Gino invites high-powered business leaders to address her class, she often observes an interesting phenomenon. The guest...

Cheerful women are not associated with leadership qualities — but proud...

To increase their share of leadership positions, women are expected to tick a range of boxes – usually demonstrating improved negotiation skills, networking strengths...

Adaptable leaders may have best brains for the job, study finds

Effective leaders' brains may be physically "wired" to lead, offering the promise of more precise identification and training, according to studies of U.S. Army...

To be good, sometimes leaders need to be a little bad

Outgoing. Assertive. Calm. Practical. Decisive. These are obvious qualities that one would want in their leaders. But what about, say, arrogant, hesitant, overly dramatic, inflexible, or being a "yes-man"? A new study has found that when it comes...

Study finds specific leadership styles help success in military engagements

Two styles of leadership - rewarding performance and building identification for the mission - used in combination are good predictors of simulated Army platoon unit performances during times of high stress and uncertainty, according to a study on leadership styles and performance. Transactional contingent reward leadership uses recognition and rewards for goals as motivating forces for its members. Transformational leadership builds personal and social identification among its members with the mission and goals of the leader and organization.

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