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Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations

What Makes Corporate Boards Effective

E. Lawler, D. Finegold, G. Benson, and J. Conger explain that several powerful forces are currently redefining the roles and activities of boardrooms, and they are not likely to diminish but rather to accelerate.

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Perceptual Distance: The Impact of Differences in Team Leader and Member Perceptions Across Cultures

In this chapter, C. Gibson, J. Conger, and C. Cooper propose a theory of perceptual distance and its implications for team leadership and team outcomes.

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Building Leaders

Building Leaders

Through insightful analysis and extensive case studies, Jay Conger and co-author Beth Benjamin provide the proven techniques, and common pit-falls to avoid, for building leadership talent at all levels.

The Leader’s Change Handbook

The Leader’s Change Handbook

Jay Conger, Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Edward E. Lawler III (eds.), (Jossey-Bass, 1999)
Full of fascinating case studies, action strategies, and unbeatable advice, The Leader’s Change Handbook contains the best new thinking from each of its distinguished contributors on the twin challenges leaders face as they try to create leaner, more responsive organizations while empowering their workforces.

Charismatic Leadership in Organizations

Charismatic Leadership in Organizations

Jay A. Conger and Rabindra N. Kanungo explain that although charismatic leadership is often known for its positive consequences, it has a shadowed side that has been poorly explored.

CEO Performance Appraisal

J. Conger, D. Finegold, and E. Lawler III explain that supervisors appraise their subordinates at virtually all levels in most organizations. But, who appraises the CEO?

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Voices from the Field Trends in Executive Education and Development

Jay Conger and Katherine R. Xin explain that in the smaller, faster world of the 21st century, business executives must know how to lead change within their organizations.

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Adult Learning and Executive Education

Jay Conger and Katherine Xin explain that few efforts have been made to link the field of adult learning to executive education despite the potential for enhancing the impact of programs.

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Board Effectiveness: Principles and Practices

E. Lawler III, J. Conger, and D. Finegold look at the key activities of the board and then briefly consider what makes groups effective.

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