Organizational vision has become an increasingly important tool in many professions. A founder's vision may permeate an organization's culture and have a lasting impact on how the organization is later run. Organizational vision is a tool that helps leaders create alignment within their organizations and provides flexibility for adaptation to the ever-changing marketplace. In order to facilitate this alignment, leaders often use various motivational techniques. Ideally, the motivational technique the leader selects best motivates his or her employees to act in alignment with the vision. How effective the founder is in selecting the most appropriate motivational technique may be contingent upon his or her understanding of differing paradigms and willingness to explore different incentives and dispositions with their employees. Sowell (1995) provides a conceptual framework in his book
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dissertations (EdD) -- Organizational leadership; Organizational behavior; Organizational leadership
Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Darling, Jennifer M., "A phenomenological study of selected California small business founders' motivational paradigms" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 233.