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RT Volume I

buy_now_smChapter 1: Normative Leadership Types and Organizational Performance: A Case for Authoritative Performance
Author(s): Dr. Thomas M. Woodruff

Do more authoritative leaders produce better organizational performance? Harvey (2002) suggested that the fundamental goals of capitalism may be inconsistent with the value component of normative leadership theories. Citing historical proponents of capitalism such as Adam Smith and Milton Friedman, Harvey described the leadership component of organizations under this economic perspective as egoistic.

buy_now_smChapter 2: The Value of Value Stream Mapping Presentations and Workshops: How any organization can save time and money – Increasing profit!!!
Author(s): Dr. Judy Fisher-Blando

A Value Stream Map (VSM) is a Lean tool used to create a map of the material and information flow for any manufacturing or administrative process. It defines every task involved in a complex program statement of work to identify inefficiencies, eliminate roadblocks, and generate simpler, more efficient business practices (Rother & Shook, 2003).

buy_now_smChapter 3: The Impact of Leadership on Workplace Bullying
Author(s): Dr. Cynthia Ann Roundy

Workplace bullying is a deleterious problem leading to physical, emotional, and psychological damages to employees. Organizations additionally incur damages such as decreases in performance, loss of employee morale, and increased monetary costs due to this problem. Ethical behaviors of leaders and the organizational cultures they create have come under increased scrutiny as both research and the revelation of organizational and governmental scandals continues to provide evidence that the consequences of bullying behaviors are significant and should not be tolerated…

buy_now_smChapter 4: Strategic Planning in Times of Extreme Uncertainty
Author(s): Dr. Elmer B. Hall

What happened to the great planning processes of so many companies during the great recession of 2007 through 2009? Why didn’t they have better planning in place to help them identify the inherent problems in their business model? Why didn’t they have more agility to adjust to a recession that was expected, even if it was not with the severity with which it arrived?…

buy_now_smChapter 5: The Historical Development and Transformational Process of Student Financial Aid
Author(s): Dr. Armando Salas-Amaro, Jr.

Pursuing a career is a dream. Through the years, educators, lawmakers, politicians, community leaders, business owners, and taxpayers have contributed with ideas, funding, and a kind heart to ensure continued access to education. The availability of student financial aid programs in the form of federal, state, institutional, and private sources of student financial aid have contributed to transforming these dreams into reality…

buy_now_smChapter 6: Globalizing Your Business: A Practical Approach to International Expansion
Author(s): Dr. Edward F. Knab

The past 25 years have been characterized by an unprecedented amount of change. These changes are manifest in our business communities through the powerful influence of globalization and have fundamentally changed the nature and dimension of business strategy (Eisenhardt, 2002). World events and the global integration of the 1990’s have changed our political, economic, and business realities forever…

buy_now_smChapter 7: An Assessment of the Relationship Between Organizational Culture Types and Knowledge Management Initiatives
Author(s): Dr. Lisa M. Kangas

Research indicates that little is known about the relatively new field of knowledge management (Williams, 2003), particularly between the relationship of organizational culture type(s) and knowledge management initiatives (Lawson, 2004). Organization leaders need to understand the significance of people and organizational culture types in relationship to knowledge management initiatives. Some organizations may even have cultures that inhibit knowledge management practices…

buy_now_smChapter 8: The CEO’s Triple Dilemma of Compensation, Employee, and Corporate Performance Management
Author(s): Dr. Lucy Surhyel Newman

The Chief Executive Officer [CEO]’ s role appears to be experiencing some degree of scope redefinition, because about a decade ago, market issues such as business strategy, corporate finance, and product related variables were the central focus of most executive suites. However, increasing attention to softer business issues such as the dynamics of local and global competition, the search for leverage and synergy, business ethics, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and corporate brand essence appear to be engaging most corporate suites in recent times…

buy_now_smChapter 9: A Quantitative Analysis of Strategic and Financial Changes in Small Private Higher Education Institutions
Author(s): Dr. Laura D. Grandgenett

Small institutions of higher education (SIHE) represent a unique culture in an increasingly vulnerable sector within the U.S. higher education industry (Breneman, 1994; Kirp, 2003b; Logue, 2003). These private colleges and universities, including liberal arts colleges, reflect a distinctively American commitment to undergraduate education…

buy_now_smChapter 10: Fail Faster, Succeed Sooner
Author(s): Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz

The concept of failure: what is it? How do we define it? How are we defined by it? And most importantly, what do we do with it? The idea of failure is a difficult concept for most, a nebulous intangible that is as different as the person destined to interpret it. Why one may ask? Fear mostly. The idea of failure is at the top of a list of words mostly likely to make those hearing it uncomfortable, almost instantaneously…