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Executive Succession, Organizational Performance and Charisma

In what way do executive successors make a difference to organizational success? The answer depends on how you define the roles and responsibilities, and it depends on the new executive’s charisma as well. Some executive successors achieve extraordinary levels of change, while other executive successors achieve little change at all. Individual differences in executive successors are an essential consideration in whether or not an executive succession will help change an organization and move the organization closer to its goals.

The Bright-Side and the Dark Side of CEO Personality: Examining Core Self-Evaluations, Narcissism, Transformational Leadership, and Strategic Influence

Is it important to have a CEO with an inherently positive outlook? Leaders with higher levels of positive personality traits tend to create higher levels of organizational intrinsic motivation. In turn, these leaders oversee organizations that are more likely to achieve the strategic goals of the organization. On the other hand, narcissistic leaders, or leaders with negative personality traits, often produce results that an organization may want to avoid.

Building the Future: HR’s Role in Organizational Design

What does it mean to design an organization? The ultimate purpose
of an organization is to achieve a specific goal or carry out a mission. Therefore, the people who are selected (whether self-selected or chosen) for the organization are chosen for the purpose of helping the organization achieve a desired goal. Organizational design focuses on the organization’s human resource needs for achieving the desired goal. Organizational design, therefore, helps organizational leaders answer questions related to information flow and alignment of action.

Baseball’s Business: The Winter Meetings

Organizational change brought to baseball! So much of baseball history happened at the winter meetings. Two volumes of business analysis provide a historical picture of baseball’s evolution over many years. Important philosophies regarding chosen identity, reactions to societal trends, agreements on how to operate, approval of new members, and player transactions emerged from the discussions and decisions made at the winter meetings.