Article: Logoleadership And Meaning Within Organizations

The current globalized milieu compels post-modern individuals to search for meaning in their work. Organizations have the opportunity to fulfill the lacunae generated by the deficiency of spiritual and religious communities and to subsequently aid workers in finding meaning while profiting financially from their engagement within the organization. Logoleadership refers to the union of leadership practices with the logotherapeutic techniques established by Dr. Viktor Frankl. The paper evaluates and critiques Mayfield and Mayfield’s (2012) conceptual model of logoleader.

Research: Teentrepreneurship: A New Entrepreneurship Framework For At-Risk Teenagers in South Africa

South African youth are facing an employment crisis. The deficient national education system and lack of skills development are two of the major issues which are contributing to a high youth unemployment rate. The at-risk teenager communities are predominantly living in poverty amidst various other social ills. The positive impact that entrepreneurship may have on communities is significant, hence the suggestion that entrepreneurial intervention at an early age can enhance the socio-economic empowerment of teenagers.

Research: Evaluating Organizational Knowledge Transfer In The IT Industry

Organizations are continuously faced with various challenges. One particular problem is related to the retirement or brain drain of some of their essential human resources resulting in the loss of critical knowledge. Knowledge is regarded as one of the principal sources of innovation for organizations to remain competitive and create sustainable progress. Essential steps for the organization to augment their knowledge base is knowledge integration, knowledge preservation and knowledge utilization (Kabir, 2015). The research will be concluded through the connection of three crucial domains, specifically knowledge management theories, human resource theories, and communication theories. The objective is to develop a new framework or model to include programs and other methods to better prepare organizations for the imminent loss of a company’s critical knowledge value, as well as how best this essential intellectual information can be preserved for the long term sustainability and competitiveness of the corporation. Furthermore, the above will be researched utilizing a triangulated research method by reviewing existing scholarly literature, through the analysis of the company’s information along interviewing of key stakeholders from South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Article: Social Media Networks And Leadership Ethics In Healthcare

Social media has penetrated intrapersonal and professional communication, particularly among a younger generation of healthcare professionals and patients who have grown up in the digital age of communication. Social media tools provide a unique set of opportunities in healthcare, but with these new opportunities come a number of potential challenges. As health leaders navigate the increasingly complex world of social media, concerns have arisen regarding questions of ethics and professionalism and how the use of social media fits within the social contract between the medical profession and society. This article describes the changing parameters of professional conduct in digital environments and proposes a set of considerations and recommendations for health leaders to navigate this new frontier.

The Importance Of ISO Certification For Academic Institutions

Over the past two decades, the number of institutions offering Masters of Business degrees has expanded to meet market demand. As more public and private academic institutions offer business degrees the challenge to distinguish quality programs increases. One method to ensure a college, university or business school is providing a credible and quality degree program is to become certified by an independent professional accreditation agency. Several such bodies exist; however, which one is the appropriate and widely recognized accreditation body that benefits both the institution and student? This article discusses the options available to academic institutions and concludes that certification from the International Standards Organization (ISO) is the optimal choice due to its global reputation for quality standards and that one of the most prominent business program accrediting bodies (AACSB) selected ISO to certify its own quality management system.

Interest: Professor Stewart Discusses Being The CEO Of Your Life – Part 3

Professor Paul Stewart Academic Coach-Monarch Business School, Switzerland Professor Stewart is passionate about people living their dreams, evolving their understandings of what works for them and acknowledging and practicing the art of deliberate creation. At Monarch, Professor Stewart guides Candidates to be the very best version of themselves by actively providing life coaching that impacts their personal, professional and academic lives. The third in the series, this essay provides practical tools that empower you the … Read more…

Interest: Professor Stewart Discusses Being The CEO of Your Life – Part 2

In this, Part Two of the series, we will build on Part One where we stated that leadership has recognized roles in society but also questioned if we as individuals claim our own personal leadership enough. It offered the assertion that we can see our self as the CEO of our own life. Belief was identified as a primary area that can be examined and evolved as an expression of personal leadership. Beliefs were compared to a computer program in that they produce predictable output depending on what that program is. Any program can be updated freely by choice. Changing a belief or the programming will result in a different life experience from words and actions to feelings. A key point made was that beliefs can evolve or be expanded upon, yet it was also acknowledged that not all people are aware of this or indeed, believe it. Part Two explores perspectives of seeing yourself as a creator, inviting mastery in through various aspects, the ability we have to receive, and the power of personal alignment and presence.

Research: Equipping Conservation Managers For An Industry In Crisis

The escalation of illegal poaching and wildlife trafficking over the last decade has placed the conservation industry in crises. Conservation managers find themselves with a new professional landscape to navigate where daily challenges lie far outside their existing skill set. As a result, there is a need to understand the disparity between what conservation managers have been prepared for and what they now face in order to inform training and capacity building interventions. Using the South African conservation industry as a case study, the research will address this Praxis Gap by gaining a deeper understanding of the nexus within the academic literature; investigating the key performance outputs and competence shortfalls experienced by protected area managers and developing a new framework or model that may identify the most important competencies required by contemporary protected area managers in the South African conservation industry.

Dissertation: Socially Responsible Digital Leadership: A Framework For Digital Organizations

Digital innovation that disrupted various industries has characterized the start of the 21st-century. The reliance on digital technology is exacerbated by the impact and influence of a plethora of applications that are used daily by billions of users. The digital agenda involves digital organizations that influence individuals, and importantly, the collective unit of individuals are influenced in society through digital technologies. The level of interdependencies and integration for the new work environment requires leadership in the digital era to develop and create long-term deliverables by challenging current leadership theories and models in the context of Digital Social Disequilibrium.

Interest: Professor Stewart Discusses Being The CEO Of Your Life – Part 1

When we think of leadership, our thoughts may go to examples such as the heads of large organizations or to community figures that have historically impacted our society. We might point to others saying they are our leader through an accepted way of thinking or to simply avoid responsibility. But do we consider our self to be a leader regardless of our role, age or status? This series will explore the opportunity we all have to be the leader and what it takes to become and to live from the understanding that we are all the CEO of our life.