Journal of Leadership and Management <p><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Journal of Leadership and Management is listed in Cabells Journalytics</span></p> en-US Journal of Leadership and Management 2391-6087 <p><span lang="EN-US">Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <strong>Creative Commons Attribution License NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International</strong> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. </span></p> Engaging with Purpose <p>Conflict engagement is an integral part of higher education leadership. This study examined conflict engagement styles among a sample of academic deans in a large Midwestern state college and university system using the Rahim Organizational Conflict Inventory-II (ROCI-II). The research question that was analyzed in the study was whether there is a prevalence of any particular approaches to conflict for academic deans of these institutions.&nbsp; Results suggested that training, both formal and informal, was common among the academic deans and that they tended to utilize an integrative style when engaging in conflict. Recommendations for further research and practice are offered, including how further application of conflict engagement best practices may apply within the online realm that has permeated most facets of life due to the current global pandemic.</p> Aaron M. Peterson Copyright (c) 2021 Author & JLM 2021-07-02 2021-07-02 1 19 Correlating Person-Environment Fit and the Job Satisfaction of Telecommuters <p>Job satisfaction has a significant impact on turnover, creativity, work-family life conflict and balance. Person Environment Fit (P-E) fit is defined as the congruence between a worker and his or her organizational environment. There has been an increase in telecommuters, and recently this increase has been exponential due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, it’s important to examine telecommuter job satisfaction. The research questions were designed to answer whether correlational relationships exist among job satisfaction of teleworkers and the dimensions of P-E fit. Those were: <em>Is there a relationship between job satisfaction and goal congruence; interpersonal similarity with others; environmental supply of individuals’ needs; individuals’ ability to meet the demands of the environment and individuals’ unique contributions to a setting</em>?</p> Betzaida Arroyo Copyright (c) 2022-03-20 2022-03-20 1 19 An Examination of Authenticity and Power in three Irish Professional Leaders Delivering Organisational Change <p>Irish professional leaders are delivering organisational change. Times of organisational change provide a fertile ground for the exercise of professional leadership; both tactical and strategic. This study of 3 professional leaders found that self-confidence, self-identification of authenticity and power are significant criteria in the professional leadership of successful organisational change. Implications for the academic body of knowledge and practise are discussed.</p> Mark Kane Copyright (c) 2022 Author & JLM 2022-03-20 2022-03-20 1 19 Innovation-Centric Organizational Community (IOC) Lessons from the Makerspace Movement <p>The demand for innovative, solutions-oriented approaches to closing learning competency gaps is leading to the recasting of organizations as learning communities that extend beyond traditional organizational boundaries. In addition, the emerging learning communities are focused on the affective learning domain as the new frontier for improving productivity and sustainable growth.</p> <p>A state-of-the-art, 34,000 square feet, urban community makerspace is the subject of an exploratory case analysis. Results show the value of developing an innovation-centric organizational community (IOC) that demonstrates focused attention on affective learning processes.</p> <p>Social identity, social belongingness, and process innovation theories are used as frameworks for examining the emerging organizational community in Open Works Baltimore. The article draws on data from multiple sources to discuss a process innovation model for advancing belongingness, acceptance, and relational intelligence. The conclusions serve as a foundation for further research.</p> Ronald C. Williams Ericka N. Covington Copyright (c) 2022 Author & JLM 2022-03-20 2022-03-20 1 19 The Correlational Study of the Transformational Leadership Style Financial Managers of Small Business and Influence on the Job Performance Employees in the United States <p>Research has shown that the leadership of a business can significantly impact employee performance, with dissatisfied employees performing at a lower level, potentially causing disruption and costs to the business. Several studies have documented the importance that small businesses have on the economy, and small businesses constitute over half of all jobs. This study investigated the relationship between transformational leadership style and employee satisfaction in small businesses in Virginia. The theoretical framework for this research is self-determination theory (SDT), which is vital for placing focus on certain human needs, particularly in the workplace, and transformational leadership. These things play key roles in focusing on the style used by managers and leaders when interacting with employees. More specifically, this research determined what characteristics of transformational leadership are demonstrated by managers of Virginia small businesses in dealing with employees, as measured by a transformational leadership scale, and what the employee satisfaction level is in the small businesses where managers demonstrate transformational skills, as measured by the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ). The research is important because the findings can help improve both personal lives and the health of small businesses and the economy. Readers would care because the findings could easily impact their workplace or the workplace of someone they know. A correlation coefficient was used to determine if a relationship existed. The research tries to make the workplace a more humane and efficient place while improving teamwork and workplace dynamics stemming from leadership. The findings show that there is a correlation between a more positive environment and employee performance. The sample size of 84 participants was obtained from a directory of small businesses in Virginia. Results of this study were discussed in terms of their implications for understanding how using a transformational leadership style affects employee satisfaction and performance and how these findings might relate to improving small business management and outcomes.</p> A. Abdulrahman Karina Kasztelnik Copyright (c) 2022 Author & JLM 2022-03-20 2022-03-20 1 19