Guangrong Dai

Guangrong Dai
Korn Ferry · Korn Ferry Institute

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“Learning Agility and the Changing Nature of Leadership: Implications for Theory, Research, and Practice” explores the theoretical foundation and reviews the conceptual evolution of learning agility. Learning agility assessment has been closely connected to high-potential identification and development. It is asserted that the definition of high po...
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Although learning agility has been used in many companies as an important consideration for selecting high potential talent, very little scholarly research has been conducted on this construct. This paper presents the results of two field investigations - one cross-sectional and one longitudinal. In Study 1, it was found that learning agility was s...
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Purpose This paper aimed to examine the relationship between 360° assessment of leadership derailment factors and leadership effectiveness, differences across position levels, and impact of self‐other agreement. Design/methodology/approach The data were from an archive of 360° feedback ( N =523). Boss ratings of leadership effectiveness were regre...
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Leadership pipeline research typically has taken a "skill-centered" approach to describe the changing skill requirements across management positions. However, the current study advances previous research by taking a "person-centered" approach to investigate the prevalence of different leader types along the organizational hierarchy. Based on an inv...
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Downsizing is one of the most frequently used business strategies for reducing costs, returning firms to profit or for restructuring businesses following takeovers, mergers and acquisitions. Downsizing measures are also set to become much more prevalent in the public sector as governments seek to restrict levels of public spending. This book is one...
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the current status of competency modeling in Chinese organizations, and explore approaches to further advancing related research and practice. A literature review method with a content analysis approach was adopted. Based on the pattern of the literature, a three-level competency modeling framework was derive...
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Purpose – This paper aims to test the pipeline model of leadership development by investigating how the competency profile change across position levels. Design/methodology/approach – The skill and importance ratings in leadership competencies were compared between four position levels. The data were from an archive 360 degree feedback (n=770). Six...
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There are two contrasting theoretical perspectives regarding how leadership skill requirements change across organizational levels. The Continuity Perspective posits that jobs at successively higher levels require all those skills of the lower levels. In contrast, the Discontinuity Perspective contends that managers need to relinquish some skills a...
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Executive onboarding has become a popular technique in the business world during the past decade. However, the demonstrated success of traditional onboarding practices is mixed. We assert in this article that executive onboarding should be strategic, so that it not only prevents executive derailment, but accelerates contribution to optimize strateg...
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Old companies are closing or downsizing. Companies are reformulating to capitalize on expanding overseas markets. Companies are buying each other. Others are forming strategic partnerships to gain market advantage or fend off competition. Commerce is changing. Businesses, communities, and—by default—employees are changing. A new reality is facing w...
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A significant consequence of today's dynamic, complex, and uncertain business environments is that leadership skills are subject to continual obsolescence and displacement. To be effective, leaders must demonstrate the flexibility and agility to adapt their behaviors as situations change. The willingness and capability to learn from experience and...
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A longitudinal study investigated the effectiveness of a developmental multi-source feedback program implemented in a large financial company in the U.S. It was found that managers improved significantly more on leadership competencies they specifically selected for development than on those they did not select or than on an overall composite score...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the measurement invariance of the Chinese version NEO PI-R conscientiousness scale. Design/methodology/approach – Based on Hofstede's cultural dimensions, it was predicted that certain items might exhibit culture-related differential item functioning (DIF). The partial credit Rasch model was use...
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The popularity of executive coaching has increased dramatically in both the practitioner world and academia during the past decade. However, evaluating the effectiveness of coaching has lagged behind. Executive coaching is a multidisciplinary practice, and professionals from many different scholarly backgrounds provide coaching services. The paucit...
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T oday, most organizations operate their business around the world through trade, flow of information technology, finance, manufacturing, and migration. It has been estimated that global trade in goods and services will rise more than threefold to $27 trillion by 2030 (The World Bank, 2007). However, simply doing business in other countries does no...

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