SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Park, S., Westphal, J., & Stern, I. (2011). Set up for a fall: The insidious effects of flattery and opinion conformity toward corporate leaders. Administrative Science Quarterly, 56(2), 257-302.

Questions to consider:

  1. What does the author state are the consequences of flattery and conformity towards leaders (specifically CEO’s)?
  2. Why is it important for leaders to be aware of this phenomenon? How can you protect yourself from this type of response as a leader?
  3. What were the findings from these authors?
  4. If you were to do the study, what would you do different next time?
  5. How does this phenomena impact ethical leaders and ethical leadership practices?

Article 2: Belschak, F., Den Hartog, D., & Kalshoven, K. (2013). Leading Machiavellians’ selfishness into pro-organizational behavior. Journal of Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0149206313484513.

Questions to consider:

  1. What are the main points of this article? List three things that stood out to you in this article.
  2. How do Machs work in organizations? Can you think of anyone you know who fits this description? Can you describe their behaviors?
  3. How is Mach related to motivation and organizational citizenship behavior?
  4. What are the professional applications of this research/article?