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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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This article discusses the conceptual foundations of information systems leadership. We aim to bridge the gap between that research and the general leadership research. The article includes two main sections: information systems leadership, and fundamentals of leadership in general. The first section focuses on information system leadership starting with a historical perspective followed by a discussion of context. Then, we highlight what makes information systems leadership effective and provide a summary of the styles, behaviors, and characteristics studied by scholars. The second section focuses on leadership in general and lists the main approaches to leadership theory. We discuss character traits and leadership; describe the main leadership styles that dictate the leaders’ behavior; and, highlight the relationship between leadership and organizational outcome. We conclude the article with a short discussion section that links the general leadership studies to those focused on information systems leadership.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Conceptual Foundations of Information Systems Leadership

This article discusses the conceptual foundations of information systems leadership. We aim to bridge the gap between that research and the general leadership research. The article includes two main sections: information systems leadership, and fundamentals of leadership in general. The first section focuses on information system leadership starting with a historical perspective followed by a discussion of context. Then, we highlight what makes information systems leadership effective and provide a summary of the styles, behaviors, and characteristics studied by scholars. The second section focuses on leadership in general and lists the main approaches to leadership theory. We discuss character traits and leadership; describe the main leadership styles that dictate the leaders’ behavior; and, highlight the relationship between leadership and organizational outcome. We conclude the article with a short discussion section that links the general leadership studies to those focused on information systems leadership.