Leadership Influence on Organizational Performance
The first article I read contained some really interesting views on the relationship between leadership and organizational performance. Organizational performance can be seen with two different outcomes depending on the leadership style. Effective leadership will contribute to successful organizational performance, while poor leadership will reflect a negative outcome. The authors share their views on the three components to the sustainability of leadership effectiveness; timely, contextual, and serendipitous versus skillful leadership effectiveness.
According to the article, timely leadership effectiveness refers to looking beyond short-term profitability and decision-making. It is important to look at the past, present, and future issues to see what has been beneficial and what needs to be adjusted in order to maintain sustainability. Contextual effectiveness refers to the orientation of leadership which consists of egocentric, ethnocentric, or multi-centric management. The article also looks at the relationship between economic, social, and environmental factors that affect organizational performance. There are so many different aspects that are considered when looking at the relationship between leadership and organizational performance.
Svensson, G. & Wood, G. (2006). Sustainable Components of Leadership Effectiveness in Organizational Performance. The Journal of Management Development. Vol. 25(6). Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.libauth.purdueglobal.edu/central/docview/216361370/A042D58D6C6A4526PQ/4?accountid=34544.