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Outsider leadership: Insights and interviews from business leaders (2019)
Book
O'Riordan, C., Kelliher, F., Flood, P. C., & Higgs, M. (2019). Outsider leadership: Insights and interviews from business leaders. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97463-7

Encompassing interviews with managing directors and CEOs, this book explores the role of business outsiders as leaders. Viewing the term ‘outsider’ in a broad sense, the book considers leader background, perspective, gender, training and family membe... Read More

Political skill and role overload as antecedents of innovative work behavior in the public sector (2019)
Journal Article
Clarke, N., & Higgs, M. (in press). Political skill and role overload as antecedents of innovative work behavior in the public sector. Public Personnel Management, https://doi.org/10.1177/0091026019863450

We draw upon the theory of Conservation of Resources (COR) in positing political skill and role overload as influencing perceptions of either resource loss or conservation not previously studied in innovative work behavior. Based on a survey of 249 j... Read More

Shared leadership in commercial organizations: A systematic review of definitions, theoretical frameworks and organizational outcomes (2018)
Journal Article
Sweeney, A., Clarke, N., & Higgs, M. (2019). Shared leadership in commercial organizations: A systematic review of definitions, theoretical frameworks and organizational outcomes. International Journal of Management Reviews, 21(1), 115-136. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12181

The importance of context has been well established in studies of leadership (Bryman, A. and Stephens, M. (1996). The importance of context: qualitative research and the study of leadership. Leadership Quarterly, 7, pp. 353–371; Pettigrew, A. and Whi... Read More

The role of person-job fit in the relationship between transformational leadership and job engagement (2017)
Journal Article
Bui, H. T., Zeng, Y., & Higgs, M. (2017). The role of person-job fit in the relationship between transformational leadership and job engagement. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 32(5), 373-386. https://doi.org/10.1108/jmp-05-2016-0144

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between transformational leadership and employees’ work engagement based on fit theory. The paper reports an investigation into the way in which employees’ perceptions of transformatio... Read More

Leading with emotional intelligence: effective change implementation in today's complex content (2016)
Book
Higgs, M., & Dulewicz, V. (2016). Leading with emotional intelligence: effective change implementation in today's complex content. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32637-5

Drawing on research into leadership and emotional intelligence, this book presents a framework that can lead to effective change implementation. Set against a backdrop of increasing complexity, volatility and uncertainty, the book responds to the nee... Read More

Challenging the perceived wisdom of management theories and practice (2015)
Journal Article
Baden, D., & Higgs, M. (2015). Challenging the perceived wisdom of management theories and practice. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 14(4), 539-555. https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2014.0170

We consider criticisms of business school education and the values it propounds in the context of wisdom. We ask whether the perceived wisdom relating to what business should be is “wise,” and whether the models and frameworks used in management educ... Read More

Exploring the Relationship between Perceptions of Organizational Emotional Intelligence and Turnover Intentions amongst Employees: The Mediating Role of Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction (2015)
Book Chapter
Da Camara, N., Dulewicz, V., & Higgs, M. (2015). Exploring the Relationship between Perceptions of Organizational Emotional Intelligence and Turnover Intentions amongst Employees: The Mediating Role of Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction. In New ways of studying emotions in organizations, 295-339. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.1108/s1746-979120150000011012

Although the proliferation of research in emotional intelligence (EI) in the last 25 years has largely focused on the individual level, some researchers have proposed theories and measurement models for EI at the organizational level. Drawing from ea... Read More

How strategic focus relates to the delivery of leadership training and development (2014)
Journal Article
Clarke, N., & Higgs, M. (2016). How strategic focus relates to the delivery of leadership training and development. Human Resource Management, 55(4), 541-565. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21683

Despite progress in the development of leadership development models over recent years, these models fail to account for the differentiation in leadership training and development (LTD) practices found between organizations. We conducted an explorato... Read More

The management of change in public organizations: a literature review (2013)
Journal Article
Kuipers, B. S., Higgs, M., Kickert, W., Tummers, L., Grandia, J., & van der Voet, J. (2014). The management of change in public organizations: a literature review. Public administration, 92(1), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12040

This article presents a review of the recent literature on change management in public organizations and sets out to explore the extent to which this literature has responded to earlier critiques regarding the lack of (public) contextual factors. The... Read More

Antecedents of well-being: a study to examine the extent to which personality and emotional intelligence contribute to well-being (2013)
Journal Article
Higgs, M., & Dulewicz, V. (2014). Antecedents of well-being: a study to examine the extent to which personality and emotional intelligence contribute to well-being. The international journal of human resource management, 25(5), 718-735. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2013.815253

In the debate surrounding the relationships between HRM and performance, there is an argument suggesting that a focus on understanding the role of employee attitudes and behaviours may elicit valuable insights into performance drivers. In examining i... Read More