Research Summary

Leadership and Values

by Ryan L. Raffaelli


Professor Raffaelli investigates the role of the leaders within organizations and across industries over time. His work indicates the key role leaders play in driving and infusing values. He also connects leadership to meaning making, theorizing about the underlying processes and mechanisms that allow leaders to foster the continuance, character, and collective nature of values in organizations. His research finds that such leadership is essential in times of instability, including the re-emergence of technologies and industries.

Keywords: leadership; Values and Beliefs; Mission and Purpose;