Keywords : Management

Strategic management and its application in modern organizations

Neda Esmaeili

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2015, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 118-126
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2015.60399

The aim of this study is to contribute to the existing research in the field of strategic management. The main responsibility of managers in the modern industrial world is to achieve the objectives of the organizations and make the organizations successful.
Accomplishing objectives needs regular planning and continuous improvement of the plans. It also requires knowledge about the internal and external environment of organizations. Strategic management provides the managers with efficient solutions to solve the problems of the organizations through dynamic, provident, holistic, and contingent principles. Strategic management also makes the managers able to develop better strategies for the survival of the organizations through taking advantage of more regular and logical methods. Therefore, this article is an attempt to study different aspects of strategic management through reviewing the related literature and the researchers’ point of view. In addition, this paper tries to consider the importance of implementing strategic management in organizations to accomplish future objectives.

Developing leadership competencies: Insights from emergent junior talent-intransitions in South Africa

MacDonald Kanyangale; Noel Pearse

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2014, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 56-79
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2014.60244

Increasingly, leadership development programs are being challenged to produce robust
evidence of their impact on leadership competencies of participants in South Africa. If used
properly, portfolio assessment of one`s own leadership development journey has the potential
to depict not just learning achievement, but also leadership growth and development. A
multinational corporation in South Africa outsourced to a business school a program to
develop leadership of selected 15 high-performing employees who were in transition to junior
management. To the end of this study, qualitative research was conducted to get a complex
and detailed understanding of how these participants perceived and self-assessed their own
development of a self-selected set of leadership competencies over a period of time using
portfolios. As the number was small, all the 15 personal and professional development
portfolios were collected and analyzed using open coding and constant comparison techniques to induce themes. Evidence in the portfolios showed that while emergent junior talents were able to identify specifically the leadership competencies they were developing, they actually had difficulties to capture strong, relevant, and dynamic pathways of how their leadership competencies evolved and developed over time. More importantly, evidence in the portfolio revealed that the internal reward system was less supportive as it valued individual
achievement of own performance target even at the expense of supporting others to develop
their leadership. The lack of support from mentors and colleagues stifled leadership
development of participants. This paper argues that it is vitally important that an organizations
own systems are integrated and coherent enough not to inadvertently impede leadership
development efforts.


Said Kingir?; Mehmet Nuri Sevgin

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2013, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 29-37
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2013.60295

Denominated as the information age of today provided a better understanding of the value of the information day by day. The use of information technology in the globalization of the economy offers a serious competitive advantage to businesses. Even though it is foreseen to provide an economic superiority in the first place, the management information systems affect the structure and functioning of many different organizations in a positive aspect.
In this context, the educational institutions that we may discuss can not be excluded. The sole aim of which is to train students in educational institutions in accordance with the objectives of the education system, the efficient use of management information systems certainly have a positive effect on this process. Decision-making processes of managers on management information systems and knowledge management provides great support to the school administrators. Management information systems in order to improve the quality of education and training in educational institutions are actively used captured that success can be said to constitute one of the pillars in the success of our young people who will shape our future.
The universe of the study consists of the schools in the city centre of Diyarbakir. As the means of collecting data, questionnaire was used in the study. The data were obtained from the survey evaluated in the 18th version of Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences.
Prepared for this purpose with this study of school administrators’, working in educational institutions, utilization levels and the scope of the management information systems in their institutions are discussed.