Chapter 14 - Leadership. In this chapter, you will learn to: list seven competencies of effective leaders, describe the people-oriented and task-oriented leadership styles, outline the path-goal theory of leadership, discuss the importance of fiedler’s contingency model of leadership, contrast transactional and transformational leadership, describe the four elements of transformational leadership,...
The problem of subjectivity is a profound one. Jackall’s very powerful book, out of print,
gives at least some guidance. Looking at ‘the occupational ethics of corporate managers’ (1998,
4) he asserts that career minded managers do not have to work hard but well: that a bureaucracy,
which he considers the main structure of organisations, ‘transforms all moral issues into
immediately practical concerns.
By now, it is widely recognized that gender inequality is both a serious brake on development and a denial of the rights of
women and girls. The United Nations System Task Team Report on a Post 2015 Development Agenda therefore
recommended that a future global development agenda should not only seek to address and monitor the elimination of
specific gender gaps. It should also transform the structural factors that underpin the widespread persistence of gender
based violence, discrimination and unequal development progress between women and men and girls and boys.
The best way to learn about a subject, I now realise, is to write a book about it.
Another good way is to teach it. In 1999, University College London (UCL)
started a postgraduate programme in Health Informatics. As the programme
director it was largely my responsibility to define the curriculum, a somewhat
daunting task in a new and ill-defined subject.
The key issue of audit involvement in live
applications is to determine who will undertake the
review. In many organisations, computer auditors
will perform a live review of IT applications, whilst in
others, live applications may be viewed as a business
area and therefore the responsibility of a business
auditor. Increasingly, a joint approach is being
adopted by many organisations where the IT
application forms part of a wider scope audit of the
business area and enables a more integrated and
complete review to be undertaken.
The frequency of the periodic review is also
Holding a PhD in criminal law with a focus on
Cybercrime he has been teaching law related
to Cybercrime and European Criminal Law at
the University of Cologne for several years
and is visiting lecturer for International
Criminal Law at the University of Macau.
The focus of his research is on international
aspects of law related to Cybercrime. In this
respect he is working as an expert for several
international organisations among them the
Council of Europe, the European Union, the
United Nations and the International
This lecture introduces you to leadership. The following will be discussed in this chapter: How leaders influence others, searching for leadership traits, identifying leadership behaviour, developing situational theory, transformational leadership, are leaders necessary?
‘In my experience a major shortcoming of most “how to” books on leadership
and management is that they purport to offer “Silver Bullets” – magical solutions
that, once revealed, will enrich and transform the reader and his or her
organisation. Regrettably, business life is not that simple. Rather, it is characterised
by uncertainty and lack of precedent and complicated by the different
wants, needs and motivations of people.
In the 1990s, leading experts, politicians, public officials, business leaders and
journalists predicted that the internet would transform the world.
would revolutionise, we were told, the organisation of business, and lead to a
surge of prosperity (Gates 1995).
It would inaugurate a new era of cultural
democracy in which sovereign users–later dubbed ‘prosumers’–would call the
shots, and old media leviathans would decay and die (Negroponte 1996).
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The following paragraphs present a synthesis of the development of the management control
concept in the literature. We have pointed out the existence of different trends of thought, which have
gradually evolved as organisations and markets have transformed, introducing new variables for
building efficient control systems adapted to social changes, to the process of internationalisation and
to increased market competition (Jaeger and Balinga, 1985; Neimark and Tinker, 1986).
Multiprotein assemblies play major roles in most pathways involved in cell
regulation and signaling. Weak binary interactions are transformed co-operatively
into very specifi c systems, which achieve sensitivity, specifi city and temporal control.
Due to the complexity and transience of these regulatory and signaling systems, a
combination of in vivo, cell, biochemical, biophysical, and structural approaches is
needed to investigate their structures and dynamics.