Leadership Focus in Modern Expert Organization
Reunanen, Tero; Junno, Marko (2016)
Kantola, J., Barath, T., Nazir, S., Andre, T.
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Reunanen T., Junno M., (2016). Leadership Focus in Modern Expert Organization. Kantola J. (Ed)., Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education : Proceedings of the AHFE 2016, July 27 - 31, 2016, Walt Disney World ®, Florida, USA., In: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer, Cham.
Leadership is a concept proven troublesome to unambiguously define and its effectivity to assess in certain situations. There still is no clear consensus what leadership is. Nevertheless of academic discussions between different definitions, practical questions still arise and leadership is one of the most interesting research issues in organizations. What is the role of leadership in modern expert organizations and how do the leaders themselves experience it? How can it be measured and visualized? In this paper, we aim to find the leader’s conscious awareness towards the different leadership competencies, by building the ontology for leadership focus and using it as the theoretical frame. Paper also presents the assessment of the model, and a survey utilizing creative tension, as tool to study the leader’s competencies regarding leadership focus and enhancement needs of these competencies. Our findings show that while study itself gave positive results about the function of the survey and creative tension, it points out the needs for further development. The competence level self-evaluation part is revealing that even when there is possibility to create a realistic evaluation of the respondent’s mind set towards his/hers leadership style in current situation, the research tool should be developed further when comparable magnitudes of answers are needed. Future research needs are also to be discussed in this paper.