Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dr. Mark Doggett (Director),Dr. Gregory Arbuckle,Dr. Mark Revels
Master of Science in Technology Management
The study examines the adherence to principled leadership styles by persons in position of authority and develops a method to determine the extent to which those people deviate from principled leadership practices for purpose of political expediency. Two fortune 500 companies, three smaller local companies and select Western Kentucky University faculty were surveyed using the MACH V Attitude Inventory for determining Machiavellian tendencies via an online survey site. An examination and evaluation of survey results yielded a surpirsingly consistent neutral score, but no indication of Machiavellian tendencies within the respondent group.
Architectural Engineering | Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Leonhardt, Mark Daniel, "Replacing Workplace Leadership with Political Expediency" (2010). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 147.