Prof. Dr. Yuval Kalish in Tel Aviv for Bloomberg-Sagol Center for City LeadershipRead more
The disrupted, fragmented world generates new organizational challenges for leaders. Leadership and management in such a world necessitate new mindsets and new tools – leaders need to be able to recognize, energize and leverage networks within their organization and ecosystem to respond to these challenges successfully.
At the Chair of Leadership, Networks and Organizations at WHU Campus Düsseldorf we research, educate and train in new forms of leadership that are more suitable for the rapidly changing world. We aspire to better understand how gender, political skills, charisma, networks, and time interact as they enhance or hinder leadership.
Our work has received multiple international awards and has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Social Psychological and Personality Science, and The Leadership Quarterly.
By adopting an academic-practitioner focus, our work provides theoretical guidance, training, and consulting to SMBs, governments, and large corporations at the intersection of networks, leadership, and power.
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Our research aims to better understand the interconnectedness of the world. It examines how individual attributes such as personality, attractiveness, gender, and stress influence, and are influenced by, the dynamics of friendship and leadership networks.
Using field data, surveys, case studies, and lab experiments (as well as integrating sociological and psychological theories) our research provides answers to a range of questions such as what are the antecedents and consequences of leadership and followership emergence over time, how being political interacts with communication style and personal attributes in leader effectiveness, and how forming various types of relationships and being embedded in different types of network configurations influences effectiveness and well-being.
We aim to create an inclusive, inquisitive research group that provides innovative, interdisciplinary research at the intersection of psychology, sociology, and leadership studies.
Our research focus:
With this research, we seek to understand how charisma influences followers by examining how gender, attractiveness, distance, and time interact with leaders’ communication patterns.
Here, we seek to understand how certain personality traits, communication styles, and network astuteness interact in allowing individuals to emerge as leaders and to maintain their position.
We define relationships to understand how different relational configurations are conducive to – or hinder – psychological wellbeing, growth, and the exercise of leadership.
Broadening versus deepening: gender and brokering in social networks
Halevy, N., Kalish, Y. (2022), Social Psychological and Personality Science, Vol. 13 (2), pp. 618-625
Reducing the cost of knowledge exchange in consortia: network analyses of multiple relations
Kalish, Y., Oliver, A. L. (2022), The Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 47 (3), pp. 775–803
Safety climate strength: the negative effects of cliques and negative relationships in teams
Peretz, R. A., Luria, G., Kalish, Y., Zohar, D. (2021), Safety Science, Vol. 138, Article no. 105224, 10 pages
Traits and time in leadership emergence: a longitudinal study
Kalish, Y., Luria, G. (2021), The Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 32 (2), Article no. 101443, 12 pages
Stochastic actor-oriented models for the co-evolution of networks and behavior: an introduction and tutorial
Kalish, Y. (2020), Organizational Research Methods, Vol. 23 (3), pp. 511-534
Organizational creativity-innovation process and breakthrough under time constraints: mid-point transformation
April, S., Oliver, A. L., Kalish, Y. (2019), Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 28 (3), pp. 318-328
The centrality of health behaviours: a network analytic approach
Nudelman, G., Kalish, Y., Shiloh, S. (2019), British Journal of Health Psychology, Vol. 24 (1), pp. 215-236
Multicultural or assimilationist education: contact theory and social identity theory in Israeli Arab-Jewish integrated schools
Shwed, U., Kalish, Y., Shavit, Y. (2018), European Sociological Review, Vol. 34 (6), pp. 645-658
Leadership emergence over time in short-lived groups: integrating expectations states theory with temporal person-perception and self-serving bias
Kalish, Y., Luria, G. (2016), Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 101 (10), pp. 1474-1486
Making science: new generations of collaborative knowledge production
Binz-Scharf, M. C., Kalish, Y., Paik, L. (2015), American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 59 (5), pp. 531-547
Till stress do us part: on the interplay between perceived stress and communication network dynamics
Kalish, Y., Luria, G., Toker, S., Westman, M. (2015), Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 100 (6), pp. 1737-1751
Learning disability and leadership: becoming an effective leader
Luria, G., Kalish, Y., Weinstein, M. (2014), Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 35 (6), pp. 747-761
A social network approach to peer assessment: improving predictive validity
Luria, G., Kalish, Y. (2013), Human Resource Management, Vol. 52 (4), pp. 537-560
Relations between social support and psychological and parental distress for lesbian, single heterosexual by choice, and two-parent heterosexual mothers.
Shechner, T., Slone, M., Meir, Y., Kalish, Y. (2010), American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol. 80 (3), pp. 283-292
Leadership emergence over time in short-lived groups: Integrating expectations states theory with temporal person-perception and self-serving bias.
Till stress do us part: On the interplay between perceived stress and communication network dynamics.
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