RESEARCH PROJECTS UNDERWAY & IN THE MAKING Rachel Kane-Frieder Florida State University Who Am I? • 4th year doctoral candidate studying politics, leadership, employee and organizational effectiveness, and statistics • Teaching “Contemporary Leadership Dynamics” • Dissertation on political and relational view of leadership Dissertation: Leader Political Skill, Work Relationship Quality, and Multi-Target Benefitting Outcomes • Leadership involves getting things accomplished through and with people – But self-interest, diverging points of view, and “interesting” personalities exist; teams/groups/departments (sometimes) have conflicting goals • Takes a certain finesse to navigate through the aforementioned realities – It takes POLITICAL SKILL Dissertation: Leader Political Skill, Work Relationship Quality, and Multi-Target Benefitting Outcomes (cont.) • Political Skill: Ability to effectively understand others at work and to use such knowledge to influence others to act in ways that enhance personal and/or organizational objectives • Comprised of 4 dimensions – Social Astuteness: self-aware, sensitive to others & social setting – Interpersonal Influence: effective communicators; adapt behavior – Apparent Sincerity: appear genuine, sincere, & devoid of ulterior motives – Networking Ability: position oneself in powerful networks; adept conflict negotiators Dissertation: Leader Political Skill, Work Relationship Quality, and Multi-Target Benefitting Outcomes (cont.) Leader-Benefitting Outcomes • Effectiveness • Sub. extra effort • Sub. job performance Subordinate-Benefitting Outcomes • Job satisfaction • Work engagement • Job stress (↓) Organization-Benefitting Outcomes • Org. commitment • Citizenship behavior • Perceived org. support • Turnover intentions (↓) What Does My Research Focus On? Effectiveness Organizational Politics Leadership (+/−) Organizational Politics • How Politically Skilled Agents Leverage Social Networks to Maximize Performance and Effective Client Relationships • I love Me, But is That So Bad? The Self-Regulatory Function of Political Skill on Narcissism Leadership (+/−) • Can Politically Skilled Leaders Reduce Subordinates’ Perceptions of Differential Treatment? • Reactions to Perceived Abusive Supervision: Knee-Jerk Reactions or Judicious Reactions to a Jerk? Effectiveness & Performance • Social Effectiveness Showdown: What Interpersonal Skills are Most Predictive of Performance? • Performance as a Function of Political Motivations, Political Abilities and the Political Context • On the horizon: Empowerment, Engagement, Resiliency, & Humility If I’ve piqued your interest… • If you think your organization can benefit from any of these studies, let’s chat! • My contact information: – Email: [email protected] – Phone: 352-275-9584 Thank you for your time! Questions?