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    Dear Readers,

    This issue of the Journal of Corporate Responsibility and Leadership (JCR&L) focuses its attention on leadership in various contexts, establishing the links between leadership studies and contemporary management concepts, such as: project management, knowledge management or positive organisational scholarship.

    We hope that our Readers will find this issue of the Journal of Corporate Responsibility and Leadership an interesting and valuable source of knowledge and expertise.



    Vol. 5, No. 1, Art. 1


    Leadership Qualities in Project Management

    Agnieszka Goździewska - Nowicka, Arkadiusz Rajs


    The purpose of this paper is to present key features that each project manager should have. Furthermore, it describes main tasks performed by a manager in a project. An attempt is also made to resolve the dilemma whether every project manager can also be described as a leader.

    This paper presents a theoretical approach. Analysis is conducted on the basis of literature review. This article describes a number of features that a good project manager should have. It should be emphasized that leadership qualities are personality traits represented by project managers. It is worth noting that a leader may not be a manager, but every manager should be a leader. If a manager does not have leadership characteristics, the realization of the project’s tasks may be impaired. Certainly, this does not mean that the project will not be completed. However, better results are generally achieved by project teams, which are managed by people showing a high level of leadership qualities

    Tags: leadership, manager, project management
    Vol. 5, No. 1, Art. 2


    Leadership and Knowledge Management: Mapping Intersections with Keywords Analysis 

    Joanna Gutowska


    The aim of the paper is to identify and map the research output on intersections between leadership and knowledge management. Keywords analysis of bibliometric data indexed in Scopus is the main research method applied to conduct the study. The method of systematic literature review is used to outline the theoretical background of the study. The value of the paper is its contribution to the research field through mapping intersections between leadership and knowledge management, which has not been completed before.



    Tags: leadership, knowledge management, keywords analysis
    Vol. 5, No. 1, Art. 3


    Leadership Typology and Employee Engagement


    Marta Juchnowicz, Hanna Kinowska


    The paper is a contribution to research on managers / leaders performance influencing employee engagement.
    The manager has a major impact on the level of employee commitment. There is no unified, complete, empirically verified model of managerial activity leading to employee engagement in the subject literature. The available studies indicate numerous connections between the different aspects of the leader’s performance and employee engagement.
    Based on the findings of the literature review, the authors defined the concept of employee engagement and the importance of a leader’s role in engagement building. Significant managers’ actions affecting employee engagement have been identified. Due to the complex nature of the leader’s activity, the following classification identifying four model profiles has been proposed: a classical leader, a change leader, a discreet leader and a holistic leader. Each of the profiles has been characterised by the tasks performed.

    Tags: engagement, leadership, manager’s responsibilities
    Vol. 5, No. 1, Art. 4


    Horse Sense Leadership: What Can Leaders Learn from Horses? 

    Tomasz Rajfura, Robert Karaszewski


    Leaders’ talent and IQ are no longer sufficient determinants of success. More attention is paid to their emotional intelligence i.e. emotions and behaviours, as natural and inseparable elements of interpersonal and business interactions. Studies show that leaders’ emotional intelligence has a reliable impact on their and organisations’ success. The development of emotional intelligence requires a greater level of introspection and reflexivity, so that leaders can consciously experience and control their emotions, especially in the context of their influence on interactions with others. Therefore, the leadership programs should place more emphasis on the development of emotional intelligence. To do so, business schools should provide possibly the most valuable and effective teaching methods to convey both: knowledge and practice in realistic, business environment. Especially, that emotional intelligence is nothing more than a constant experiencing, concluding and using these as references in the future. Experiential learning, called also a learning-by-doing method, has an interactive character, which allows participants to be fully engaged and, as a result, learning process occurs. One of the experiential learning methods is equine-assisted learning. This method appears to be as effective and strongly engaging its participants in emotional intelligence development. It seems that active interactions with the horses improve human self-awareness, congruence, and social awareness. The purpose of this article is an attempt of evaluation of the equine-assisted learning method in the leadership skills development context. The article summarises the literature review on the role of emotional intelligence in management, the role of experiential learning approach in MBA curricula and the benefits of equine-assisted learning method implementation into leadership development programmes. Next, it verifies literature findings with the equine-assisted training itself to answer the question: “Can the equine-assisted training method be beneficial and useful in leadership skills development context?”.

    Tags: leadership skills, emotional intelligence, equine-assisted learning.
    Vol. 5, No. 1, Art. 5


    Succession of Leadership Position in Non-governmental Organisations: Case studies 

    Janusz Reichel


    The issue of succession in non-governmental organisations is very weakly represented in the scientific literature. There is also a lack of discussion on that topic in Polish literature. There exist studies on succession in large companies and family businesses, as well as organisations that allow to analyse easily the impact of succession on their performance (e.g. sport clubs). The aim of the paper is to fill the gap in literature and thus in knowledge and understanding of succession processes in non-governmental organisations. The study on succession in non-governmental organisations is quite unique in the scientific literature devoted to the succession (missing specially specific case studies from NGOs) and almost completely unique in Polish literature. A methodological novelty lies also in an attempt to combine the case study method with elements of the grounded theory approach.

    Tags: succession, non-governmental organisations, qualitative research, case study, Poland
    Vol. 5, No. 1, Art. 6


    The 3rd Szczecin Innovations Management Conference 2017

    Andrzej Lis, Katarzyna Kazojć


    On 23 and 24 November 2017, the 3rd Innovations Management Conference (Zarządzanie Innowacjami w Gospodarce) was held in Szczecin. This year, the conference was focused on the issues of creativity, cooperation and perspectives of innovation management. The event was organised by the Department of Enterprise Management, the Faculty of Economics and Management, the University of Szczecin. The aim of the conference was to establish the forum for discussions on innovation management processes in the competitive, global economy.

    Vol. 5, No. 1, Art. 7


    The 2nd International Scientific Conference on the Challenges of Contemporary Management: Leadership, Strategies, Social Responsibility

    Andrzej Lis


    The 2nd International Scientific Conference The challenges of contemporary management: Leadership, strategies, social responsibility was held on 12 March 2018 in Toruń, Poland. The conference organised under the umbrella of the Welconomy Forum 2018 was chaired by Prof. Robert Karaszewski, the head of the Department of Business Excellence, the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

    Vol. 5, No. 1, Art. 8


    The 7th International Military Leadership Conference: Leader’s Role in Developing Professional and Organisational Well-being

    Andrzej Lis, Enno Mõts, Miguel Pereira Lopes


    The 7th International Military Leadership Conference was held on 03 – 04 April 2018 in the Estonian National Defence College (ENDC), Tartu, Estonia. It is the intent and ambition of the organising team to propose up-to-date topics attracting the attention of both military leaders and researchers. This year the focus of the conference was given to the military leaders’ behaviours supporting development of positive organisational climate and overall organisational well-being. For the first time, the conference was a joint event of the ENDC and Psychological Support Service of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF). The event gathered keynote speakers from the Estonian Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the EDF as well as the representatives of the military and academia from Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. The conference programme comprised paper sessions and workshops conducted by guest speakers. The event was chaired and moderated by Col. (Ret.) Aarne Ermus, a lecturer of Organisation Management and a former (2007 – 2013) Commandant of ENDC.