Living in the United States has put me in a great position of perspective. This is why I had to leave my country of origin, beautiful Transylvania behind, and my parents. And this was excruciatingly painful for us, and for my own community in Romania. So I decided I keep my country, and my new adoptive country to a higher standard, and ask more accountability from Despots in power.Ironically Trump turned out to be a despot, a nazi style president himself.Socialism, communism, fascism and Nazism are all but dead now. They have failed miserably. But they have been replaced by what is merely another more watered-down form of collectivism that may be called "interventionism". Indeed, interventionism is the predominant economic system in the world today.Contrary to the doctrine of laissez-faire capitalism, in the real world there are prolonged periods when market forces cannot self-correct in time to best serve the common good. Resulting social instability can only be corrected by government action.The crisis of statism, the rise of ultra-Liberalism which opposes all intervention in the “free market” (as suggested in the Ebeling quote above), and the recent development of what I call Decentralized-Liberalism (as suggested in the Soros quote above) provide the context for this audiobook in which civic society proposes intervention in the market to ease the blows of globalization.The double recession we are crossing through, in 2008, and now in 2012, the “double-dip” recession requires new thinking and favors George Soros’ common good interventionist state theory is winning hearts all over the globe.Although since the process of rapid globalization begun (since the 1980s with Reagan and Thatcher) has been widely studied and the new role of civil society has crucial importance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Koen Phoenix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152760/bk_acx0_152760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of leadership styles on organizational performance in Amhara water work21`s construction enterprise. The study encompasses all employees working in the four offices of the enterprise and 283 respondents were drawn from all offices by using stratified sampling technique. From leadership types, three independent variables were considered to affect organizational performance. Namely, laissez-faire leadership styles, transactional leadership style and transformational leadership style. In order to test whether these variables determine the performance of the organization, multiple regressions was employed which is feasible model when there is more than one independent variable. Lastly, it was found that all factors are most prevalent in the prediction of organizational performance of Amhara Water Works construction enterprise. In general, the study revealed organizational performance of Amhara water works construction enterprise is good and leaders are using transactional and transformational leadership but leaders are not using laissezfaire leadership style.
The purpose of this study was to find out determinants of leadership at the United Nations Agencies in Ethiopia if the leadership style of UN agencies is transactional, transformational or laissez-faire. UN agencies leaders were defined as Directors and Professional Level (Deputy Director Level) individuals listed by the UN Agencies in Ethiopia using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) developed by Bass and Avolio (2000).
The present study was aimed to investigate how the five dimensions of personality traits and self-esteem are related to the full range model of leadership styles, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Data were collected from 150 voluntary participants, using the Big Five Personality Test, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and Northouse Leadership Style Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS and findings revealed association between personality traits, leadership styles and self-esteem. The personality trait Agreeableness showed strongest while Extraversion least relationship to leadership style. Transformational leadership style was related to the Agreeableness and Conscientiousness, Extraversion to Transactional leadership style and Neuroticism was related to both Transactional and Transformational leadership styles, while Openness associated to Laissez-Faire leadership style. Extraversion was strongest and Neuroticism was least related to self-esteem. Self-esteem was significantly different between Transformational and Laissez-Faire leadership styles. Transformational leadership style was predicted by Openness and Laissez-Faire leadership style by Extraversion, with no effect from self-esteem.
Staff performance and ability to generate outputs is greatly dependent upon the leadership style of their leaders. This book gives insight about the outcomes of leadership styles on employee performance at Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Institute (NCRI) by reporting the outcomes of corporate style of leadership on employee performance and the effects of the laissez-faire leadership style on employee performance at NCRI. Employees expressed the desire to execute duties under the corporate settings rather than the existing leadership styles though majority did not know much about it, it was concluded that authoritative leadership created dislike to work and reduced the inherent motivation to work freely, and that laissez-faire leadership was mostly applied to departments that had no formal work procedures of performance. Management at NCRI should empower their employees by developing teams and accord to them some measure of power and authority. Management should reduce the practice of authoritative leadership, and advocate for better leadership styles that suite different situations.
This study analyses the economic thought in Japan in the critical period from 1930 to 1945. It pays particular attention to how the contemporary Japanese received European and American ideas about the transformation of capitalism from a liberal to controlled or managed economy, and how they applied them to the economic system in Japan. They were interested in English thoughts for the reform of capitalism by the evolutionary ways: those of J. M. Keynes in his The End of Laissez-Faire , reformism of G.D.H. Cole and others. German thought of W. Rathenau and W. Sombart attracted the attention of reform-minded Japanese. The influence of National Socialism on them was far-reaching. This study analyses in detail how they accepted Nazism and amalgamated it into a traditional style of totalitarianism under the emperor system.
Leaders, research shows, inevitably face conflict in their organizations and spend a large portion of their days resolving conflict. Different leaders resolve conflict in different manners. Following previous research that examined personality type and conflict management styles, this dissertation study explored the relationship between leadership styles Transactional, Transformational, and Laissez-faire and conflict management styles Competing, Collaborating, Compromising, Avoiding, and Accommodating. This study found many positive correlations between leadership styles and conflict management styles. For example, Transactional Leadership and the Competing conflict management style were positively correlated, as were Transformational Leadership and the Collaborating conflict management style. Additional insight regarding leadership styles and conflict management styles may help leaders of organizations more efficiently and more effectively resolve conflict. Whereas this study is important, future researchers should explore the implications of the current study to corroborate any implied relationships that may exist between leadership styles and conflict management styles.
A financial service organization implemented the Consolidation Project to offset declines in the economy and operational revenue. This exploratory study examined the relationships between transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership styles of departmental leaders and their subordinates' perceived extra effort, leadership effectiveness, satisfaction of leadership, and perception of change in a crisis situation. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (Form 5X-Short) survey (Bass & Avolio, 2004), perception of change questions, the full range leadership model (Antonakis, Avolio, & Sivasubramaniam, 2003), and comparative analysis were used to analyze these relationships. The results of this research supported previous studies in that the participating leaders possessed the transformational leadership behaviors required to obtain employee buy-in and sustain the successful implementation of the Consolidation Project. This research through comparative analysis demonstrated the link between transformational leadership style and employee perception in sustaining organizational change success and preventing crisis reoccurrence.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject American Studies - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,0, University of Mannheim, language: English, abstract: Research has shown that social inequality is very apparent in today's US class structure and has even worsened within the last several decades. The researcher will argue that the Occupy movement was a response to the status quo of class inequality and growing wealth disparity. Along with the dissatisfaction caused by the entrenchment of social and economic inequality, the Occupy movement was further fueled by the breakdown of the United States' housing market, the bailout of financial institutions with tax money, and the global economic crisis from 2008 onward. These events directly affected countless families throughout the U.S. in the form of foreclosures, unemployment, and cuts in social programs. Ultimately, these economic failures even challenged the American majority's nearly limitless faith in the 'American-style capitalism,' i.e., a system based on laissez-faire economics.In order to present the Occupy movement as it relates to current economic and social conditions in the United States, the researcher will begin by analyzing the reality of American class structure and economic inequality, followed by a brief discussion of the financial crisis from 2008 to the present. The researcher will show that the crisis and pervasive influence of moneyed interests in the American political system has led to increasing social and economic disparities between the elite class and the middle and lower classes. The purpose of this Bachelor's thesis is ultimately to contrast the concept and the promise of the American Dream with the American reality of increasing social inequality and social immobility and thus explain the emergence of the Occupy movement. Finally, the researcher will discuss the implications of the Anti-Wall Street protests for American politics and society and show that the Occupy movement has significantly altered political discourse in America.