Common Sense Leadership: Evidence From Senior Leaders

Abstract: 

The purpose of this study is call for the further academic conversations into how to recognize common sense leadership as it relates to the 21st century organiation. This qualitative study was performed from July 29th through December 7th, 2010, which involved 26 participants from across the United States who were identified as senior leaders in their organization. These executives indicate that common sense leadership is a multipronged approach that requires flexibiity to address both the needs and desires of the organiation in conjunction with those of the members of the organization. Participants concluded that common sense decision making requires a sense of morality that sometimes supersedes organiational performane and profitability. Finally, study participants strongly believe that employee motivation that encompasses goal attainment and decision making, through a sense of morality, are important benchmarks in being a common sense leader. 

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Jon Webber, Gregory Goussak & Elliot Ser
Year of Publication: 
2012
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Global Journal of Business Research
Volume: 
6
Issue: 
5
Pages: 
107-117
Publication Language: 
English

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