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King & Lawley: Organizational Behaviour

Chapter 12: Web links

Leadership styles

An interesting quiz to assess your leadership style is based on Blake and Mouton’s model. This version is a useful one but should not be considered the definitive version of their leadership style model:
http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/matrix.html

A good interactive version of Fred Fiedler’s Least Preferred Co-worker model. Complete it to see what your leadership style is according to this survey:
http://www.practical-management.com/Analytics/Fiedler-LPC.html

Another quiz, this time to see your approach to leading or managing your staff. This one is more fun and whilst it is not so academically rigorous it might give you food for thought:
http://www.practical-management.com/Analytics/Lead-Vs-Manage-Quiz.html

This quiz claims to assess your styles according Lewin’s three leadership styles:
http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl-leadershipquiz.htm

This website provides a graphic illustration of Hersey & Blanchard’s popular situational leadership model:
http://www.situational.com/about-us/situational-leadership/

The Global Workforce survey

This page provides a link to the Global Workforce Survey report. The survey itself provides a fascinating insight into how modern employees think and some of the challenges that they face. In particular it brings out the issue that many employees do not feel engaged at work. This presents significant challenges regarding to manage them and what organizations and their leaders need to do to adapt. In doing so it raises the importance of followership:
http://www.towerswatson.com/Insights/IC-Types/Survey-Research-Results/2012/07/2012-Towers-Watson-Global-Workforce-Study

Royal Bank of Scotland and Stephen Hester

The following websites provide some interesting background information about the Royal Bank of Scotland and the subject of our main interview, Stephen Hester:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/9579704/Stephen-Hester-RBS-is-poster-child-for-banking-failures.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/rbs-nearly-recovered-says-stephen-hester-8175517.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19107542

The following stories focus on his bonus:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/feb/17/rbs-pay-chief-stephen-hester-bonus
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jan/29/rbs-stephen-hester-waives-bonus
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jan/27/david-cameron-stephen-hester-bonus
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2012/jan/30/stephen-hesters-country-estate?intcmp=239
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jan/27/stephen-hester-profile-rbs-bonus?intcmp=239

Women in the boardroom (p401)

This detailed report lays out some of the challenges that women face and the opportunities that companies have to improve the situation:
http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/dinamic-content/research/documents/2012femalftse.pdf

Another government-backed report looking in some detail about the position of women in boardrooms in the UK with some international comparison:
http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/business-law/docs/w/11-745-women-on-boards.pdf

BBC news story about why we need more women involved in senior levels in organizations:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17306536

This report from consultancy firm Deloitte provides a global perspective on women in the boardroom:
http://www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-Tanzania/Local%20Assets/Documents/Deloitte%20Article_Women%20in%20the%20boardroom.pdf

A United Nations backed campaign to promote more women in the boardroom and in senior positions throughout the world. This website includes strong business reasons why having more women in the boardroom is an important issue:
http://www.weprinciples.org/Site/Overview/

Interesting news story about the potential quotas that the European Union might impose companies in the EU to get the numbers of women on boardrooms to reach 40% by 2020:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/65f494e6-f5e7-11e1-a6c2-00144feabdc0.html#axzz29kUBrZRc