The Common Language Of Leadership By Corey Seelmiller And Thomas Murray

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Purpose In the article titled, "The Common Language of Leadership," by Corey Seelmiller and Thomas Murray, which can be found in the November 2013 edition of the Journal of Leadership Studies, the authors conducted qualitative research in an attempt to (a) define and understand the competencies needed by college students to engage in leadership in their respective career fields and (b) to use the research findings on leadership competencies in order to develop a program that will encompass all fields of academic disciplines. The authors of this article studied the comprehensive of learning outcomes of 475 academic programs within 72 academic accrediting organizations in regard to student leadership development. The assertions by Corey…show more content…
Documented in an employee survey (2012) conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employees (NACE) the belief by many of the employers surveyed set a number of employee competencies they felt were essential. The findings resulted in a list of capabilities they felt were needed in order to proficiently desired by organizations. Effective verbal articulation within and outside of the organization’s structure, a team player that will a readily work with others, an administrator and convergent thinker, obtain and process data, while planning, organizing, and prioritizing work. Literature In qualitative research it is essential to review relevant literature on the subject in an effort to offer a logical background for the researcher, in a given context. Authors Seelmiller and Murray draw apply important literature to examine their research and competency models. Among the positive aspects are (a) offer a common language for leadership development (Bolden & Gosling, 2006; Conger & Ready, 2004), (b) can serve as a tool for leadership development (Spendlove, 2007) and behavioral benchmarking (McDaniel, 2002, (c) can help organizations set clear expectations and train others to reach them (Conger & Ready, 2004; Hollenbeck, McCall & Silzer, 2006), and (d) can help increase leadership skills in an organization (Silzer & Douma, 1998, as cited in Hollenbeck,

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