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Assessing the Leadership Skills of the Chiefs of Police in the Towns of Nueva Ecija, Philippines: A Dichotomy between Managerial Competence and Decision Making Ability  [PDF]
Jesster P. Eduardo, Arneil G. Gabriel
Open Journal of Leadership (OJL) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojl.2017.64011
The study of organizational behavior and performance is often linked to organizational leadership. The Police force as civilian in character is mandated to maintain peace and order in the community and is expected to effectively and efficiently control crime. Short to meet the mandate calls for a study of police leadership. The performance of police office as a group depends to a great extent on the leadership skills of its Chief of Police (COP). The study used the Attribution Theory to analyze the leadership skills of police offices in Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Better police performance is first and foremost an attribute of a skilled police chief. By using a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods of research, the study measured the leadership domains of “managerial competence and decision-making ability” of the participating heads of police offices. The paper argued that leadership is vital to a performing police office and thus “managerial competence” and “decision-making ability” as important domains of leadership must always be part of the professional growth and development of the COP. The dichotomy between the two domains must remain at bay while training and education programs are instituted to the level of the two leadership domains thereby improving considerably the performance of the police offices.
Dysfunctional Outsider Executives’ Rule and the Terra Incognita of Concealed Managerial Ignorance  [PDF]
Reuven Shapira
Open Journal of Leadership (OJL) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojl.2015.41002
Abstract: Concealed managerial ignorance (CMI) is a dark secret that protects managerial authority, a terra incognita that evades customary research methods. A longitudinal semi-native ethnography of automatic processing plants and their parent inter-kibbutz cooperatives by a management-educated ex-manager untangled the dysfunctional rule of outsider executives who concealed their ignorance by detachment from knowledgeable employees or/and by seductive-coercive control. Both practices retained ignorance by vicious distrust cycles of secrecy, mistakes, and failures, but total failures blocked vulnerably involved mid-level managers whose vulnerable involvement created high-trust local cultures through virtuous trust and learning cycles. Successes empowered them, so that ignorant superiors, who felt threatened, suppressed them, and they left. New outsider replacements were recruited, opted for CMI, failed, and replaced by new knowledgeable outsiders who succeeded, were empowered, and suppressed, and so on; this seesawed prolonged rule by dysfunctional ignorant executives. CMI by outsiders was found to be widespread, supporting the critique of distant leadership and the premise of managerial knowledge portability. The findings point to the potential of ethnographying executives missed by anthropologists and the need for studies of distrustful practices, while in practice offering new yardsticks for assessing candidates for executive jobs.
Managerial and learning skills in exporting SMEs  [cached]
Cuadernos de Gestión , 2005,
Abstract: The relevance of the perception of exports in the field of business management can have a key impact on the exporting behavior of SMEs. In particular, it can determine the decision to implement an export policy, as well as the policies applied to consolidate exports. This paper covers two main aspects. First, the extent to which managerial perceptions of exports affect the decision to export, and second, for these SMEs which are already exporters, we study the managerial perceptions that can help to consolidate their commitment to exports. To this aim, some scales based on structural equations to measure the perception of the advantages and disadvantages of exporting are developed and validated. Both analyses are carried out considering whether the SMEs involved are family businesses or not, so that the results obtained can also explain the potential impact of this fact.
Voice of Jacob Hand of Esau: Appraising the Role of Chief Executives and Party Leaders in Impeachment Processes in Nigeria  [PDF]
Fatai Ayisa Olasupo
Beijing Law Review (BLR) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/blr.2014.51002

As a three-tier government that Nigeria is, three legislatures exist and all have the impeachment powers that have been grossly abused: The National Assembly, the state assembly and the local legislative council. A close study of their activities, regarding impeachment duties, shows a consistent bias in the ways they exercise these powers particularly at the National and state levels. Prior to fourth republic only once did states (Kaduna and Kano) assemblies have gut to impeach a governor and a deputy GovernorAlhaji Balarabe Musa and Bibi Faruksince 1979 when Nigeria began the practice of Presidential system of government. In the present Fourth Republic not less than five Governors have been impeached, although three of them had been reversed by judicial review. At the national level, it has always been a mere threat against the chief executive but not so with the leadership of the National Assembly. It is even worse at the local level. It is curious however, to find that the victims of true impeachment powers have always been the powerless deputies and the leaderships of the legislatures at the various levels of government. Even in these, the process through which these powers are exercised is often characterised by corruption of different categories such as bribery and coercion leading to perversion of due process to attain the nefarious goals. The study shows that often those behind the impeachments are the chief executives and party leaders who goad the members of the legislatures to embark on such constitutional but perverted acts.

Managerial Skills, Financial Capability and Strategic Planning in Organizations  [PDF]
Vincent Bagire, Juliana Namada
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2013.35055

This study sought to establish the relationship between managerial skills, financial capability and the level of strategic planning. The study was premised on the increasing focus on strategic planning in Ugandan organizations. There was however, a lack of local empirical studies on the factors driving this trend. Data were obtained from organizations in various sectors that included government institutions, private and family business organizations. The findings confirmed that organizations were involved in significant level of strategic planning. There was a positive and significant relationship with managerial skills. However, there was a very weak relationship with the financial capability. The implication of the findings for management was to give more attention to managerial skills to ensure congruence of operations.

Chief Information Officer’s activities and skills in Portuguese large companies  [cached]
António Trigo,Jo?o Varaj?o,Irene Oliveira,Jo?o Barroso
Communications of the IBIMA , 2009,
Abstract: The activities and skills of the information systems manager evolved extraordinarily in the last half century, from the technician who managed an operational function with a limited importance to the organization, to the position chief information officer, now responsible for a department on which depends the overall success of the organization. This study provides some empirical insight on the chief information officer profession in Portugal. We conducted a survey directed to the chief information officers of Portuguese largest organizations to investigate how they spend their time and to evaluate which are the most important skills for the role they play on the organization. We also compare the results obtained with other studies to try to unveil which differences exist in the activities performed by Portuguese chief information officers and chief information officers from other countries. This study can also be viewed as a guideline for the development and training of existing chief information officers as well as for hiring new managers for this position with the right skills, to assure the right management of information systems.
Olorisade, G.O., Ph.D.
Academic Research International , 2011,
Abstract: This paper investigated the influence of the managerial skills of middle-level managers on organizational effectiveness in Colleges of Education in South Western Nigeria. This was prompted by the observation of the researcher on the lack of administrative training of most deans and heads of department in Nigerian Colleges of Education. The population of study consisted of deans, heads ofdepartment, and academic staff members of nine Colleges of Education, while the sample consisted of 461 academic staff members randomly sampled from the Colleges. The instrument used was thequestionnaire tagged Managerial Skills, Staff Morale and Work Effectiveness Questionnaire (MSSMAWEQ). Descriptive statistics, simple regression analysis and Pearson Product Moment Correlation statistics were used to test the hypotheses. The study revealed that middle-level managers demonstrated requisite managerial skills in the Colleges of Education. It was also found that the managerial skills of middle-level managers had a very low influence on academic staffresearch/publications effectiveness and on community service effectiveness. Further still it was established that there was no significant relationship between managerial skills of middle-levelmanagers and students academic performance. The paper therefore advised these group of managers to use their technical skills to improve the quality of classroom lecture delivery, by institutional staff, through students’ exposure to research findings in their chosen fields of study; employ motivational skills to encourage academic staff to carry out researches into issues that will positively impact upon their host communities and add value to the Nigerian society
Influence of Managerial Accounting Skills on SME’s on the Success and Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya.
Marion Mbogo
Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa , 2011,
Abstract: Several studies show that most small and medium businesses fail within their first three years. Although the role of factors such as access to funds and culture has been widely studied, the influence of owner/manager practices and capabilities have generally been ignored. To bridge this gap, this paper investigates the managerial business practices and capabilities used by SMEs such as strategic management, financial, marketing, human resource and ICT and their influence on decision making for enterprise success and growth. Data was collected from Kenya Industrial, Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) incubated SMEs in Nairobi. A census research design was used, with a self administered questionnaire given to all participants. The results show that owner/manager capabilities in financial, marketing, human resource and managerial accounting influence decision-making, and consequently SMEs success and development. The paper concludes that training level and managerial accounting capabilities of owner/manager have a strong, positive and significant influence on the decision making and consequently are critical for the success, growth and survival of SMEs.
Self-Assessment of Administrators’ Managerial Skills and Their Relationship with Effective Management in Hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Hissein Dargahi,Golsa Shaham
International Journal of Hospital Research , 2012,
Abstract: Background and Objectives: Today, management is one of the most important factors in hospital effectiveness and performance. The objective of this study was to assess the management skills of administrators in hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and to identify how these skills are related to effective management.Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out over the period of February to April 2011 by enrolling 15 administrators from hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). The tool for data collection was a self-constructed questionnaire of managerial skills containing the measures of leadership ability, effective use of organizational teams, employee motivation, change management, and effective management. The validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by expert opinion method. The reliability of the scale was also confirmed by obtaining a Chronbach’s alpha of 0.81 for all items. The collected data was analyzed using correlation analysis.Findings: Our results identified relatively high self-assessment score on leadership ability and effective management, but the scores for effective use of organizational teams, employee motivation and change management were low. In addition, among considered dimensions of management skills, only leadership ability showed significant correlation with effective management.Conclusions: A lack of relationship between effective management and most assessed managerial skills depicts an unsatisfactory picture of the overall management skills in hospitals’ administrators, which in turn suggests the need for relevant training programs.
Muhammad Asif CHUADHRY,Syed Manzoor Hussain SHAH
The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 2012,
Abstract: Management provides formal coordination in an organization for achieving pre-determined goals. The educational manager particulary performs his duties by using different planning and management techniques. These techniques are equally important for the manager of other sectors. The present study was focused on the impact of managerial skills learnt through MA EPM programme on the performance of the heads. Following were the objectives of the study .to assess the contribution of the programme towards the learning of the heads of educational institutions. To identify the managerial skills and competencies of Educational Managers and heads trained through EPPSL Department of the Allama Iqbal Open University. (ii) To evaluate the effectiveness of the programme and its impact on the skills of the MA EPM graduates. (iii) To analyze the performance of EPM graduates working as heads in their respective institutions.A questionnaire for graduates was developed for those working as institutional heads in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. There were 58 educational institutionl heads who have their master degree in EPM .The data obtained was organized, tabulated, and analyzed by using descriptive statistics means of percentage method in numbers of tables in order to find out the impact of the skills of the MA EPM programme. The finding and conclusions of the data indicated that the impact of the skills on their performance. Majority of the heads were agreed that the programme was beneficial for them. It was recommended on the basis of the conclusions that the selection of the resource person should be on merit; quality of books might be improved; and there should be a separate course for educational budgeting. It was also recommended that this programme should be compulsory for the institutional heads. There might be upgradation of the course.
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