A perceived crisis in leadership: A case study related to women executives

by Altman, Bonnie E., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2006, 187 pages; 3239057


Organizations nationwide are facing what is perceived to be a leadership crisis as large numbers of baby boom generation executive leaders become eligible to retire over the next 18 years. These executive positions are held mainly by men which has created a dearth of women executives. Qualitative case study methodology was used to answer the question "How can organizations increase women in executive leadership positions while preparing for the leadership crisis?" Data collected via personal interviews with executive leaders and human resource directors indicated these organizations are preparing for the perceived leadership crisis by implementing succession planning and management systems and development for upper level leaders; however, seven of the eight organizations in the study are not attempting to increase women in executive leadership positions.

AdviserWilliam Reed
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsWomen's studies; Management
Publication Number3239057

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