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BUS 571 International Leadership: Databases / Finding Articles


The library offers several business databases, including the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Morningstar Investment Research Center that provide full-text articles, abstracts and references on companies, leadership theories, finance, and more. 

To find articles on leadership theory using the database, Business Source Premierand the keywords leadership theory in quotes, a list of articles appear.   See the example below.



Harvard Business Review (HBR)

Additional articles from the Harvard Business Review:‚Äč

  • Why should anyone be led by you? by Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones
  • Are you picking the right leaders? by Melvin Sorcher and James Brant
  • The job no CEO should delegate. by Lawrence A. Bossidy
  • Leadership in a combat zoneby William G. Pagonis
  •  The Work of Leadership by Ronald A. Heifetz and Donald L. Laurie


Podcasts and Online Resources:

Psychological Perspective on Leadership

Browse the library's database PsycArticles and search for literature on leadership published in psychology journals.  

Below are 3 articles on leadership from a psychological perspective. 

Racial microaggression experiences and coping strategies of Black women in corporate leadership.

The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of racial microaggressions in the workplace and coping strategies of Black women managers in corporate American positions. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 Black women who had worked as senior-level corporate professionals, acknowledged that subtle racism exists in contemporary U.S. society, and had personal experiences of racism in the workplace. Results yielded racial microaggression themes including environmental manifestations, stereotypes about Black women, assumed universality of the Black experience, invisibility and exclusion. Coping strategies included religion and spirituality, armoring, shifting, support networks, sponsorship and mentorship, and self-care. Directions for future research, clinical and theoretical implications of experiences of racial microaggressions, and coping strategies of professional Black women in corporate America are discussed.

Shall we serve the dark lords?   A meta-analytic review of psychopathy and leadership.

Both scholars and the popular press have expressed concern regarding the potential prevalence of individuals with psychopathic tendencies in corporate leadership positions and the negative effects they may have on both individual workers and their organizations as a whole. However, research to date has been inconclusive as to whether such individuals are more likely to emerge as leaders or whether they are (in)effective leaders. To clarify the state of the literature, a meta-analysis was conducted on the association between psychopathic personality characteristics and leadership  emergence, leadership effectiveness, and transformational leadership. Data from 92 independent samples showed a weak positive correlation for psychopathic tendencies and leadership emergence, a weak negative association for psychopathic tendencies and leadership effectiveness, and a moderate negative correlation for psychopathic tendencies and transformational  leadership.  Overall, these results suggest that concern over psychopathic tendencies in organizational leaders may be overblown, but that gender can function to obscure real effects.

Using emotional intelligence to develop executive leadership and team and organizational development.

This case study explores how emotional intelligence (EI) was used to facilitate team and organizational cohesiveness. An organizational development (OD) consultant and an executive coach, both senior consultants, facilitated this engagement. An EI assessment and a team-building retreat served as the foundation for the process. In addition, the relationship between the executive coach and the OD consultant is examined, and comments from the CEO in this engagement and consultants are included.

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