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November 7th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Envision a bed of oysters, carpeting the bottom of the clear blue ocean, waiting for some adventurous diver to scythe by way of the dappled waters and bring to the surface the secret pearls trapped inside.

OK it is a bit fanciful, I admit, but in this post Ill be highlighting a pearl of wisdom from the ivory towers of the academic globe.

Now ahead of you get too hung up on the idea of pearls of wisdom from ivory towers, ask the question: is academic investigation of any value at all

My answer is, of course, yes. But as a home business school professor teaching at home business schools about the globe, I would say that wouldnt I

Now the academic papers that are the most beneficial are those that challenge our thinking. The ones that are sufficiently unexpected to make us feel THATS intriguing!

For now, I want to concentrate on a thing that is interested me for a lengthy time: the search for the charismatic CEO, and no matter if or not charismatic CEOs have any impact on home business efficiency. Some researchers feel they do – but some say they do not.

So I looked back at my February 2006 edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Management, identified as AMJ, with interest. Does CEO charisma matter it asked in sizeable friendly letters on the cover.

Summarizing brutally, it appears that in occasions of uncertainty or crisis, charismatic CEOs seem to give some stability and a sense of direction to organisations… But not consistently.

And this I feel is what makes academic investigation so intriguing. It challenges the commonsense view of the globe. We assume that bigger-than-life characters who run our firms make a genuine distinction. But basically when we come to appear for that evidence it is not there.

Ill say it once again: There is no link among the charisma of a CEO and home business efficiency. This becomes valuable to us as practising managers if we pick out to promote or pick senior executives for roles just considering they are charismatic. There is no guarantee that the charismatic leader will deliver marvelous efficiency.

You could possibly be thinking: so what Properly, initially of all, this is very reassuring to those of us whose egos are not John Wayne-sized. And secondly, those of us who are involved in recruiting managers and leaders have to not be seduced by charismatic people. We have to assess just about every candidate for just about every role based on past efficiency and their plans for the future. Charisma does not guarantee efficiency. Caveat emptor. Buyer beware.

So subsequent time you hear an angry report in a tabloid newspaper blasting away at the vast sums of revenue spent on academic investigation, feel once again ahead of you say Thats obvious, or Thats ridiculous. Behind the headlines there could possibly just be a pearl in a shell.

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