Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Transformational leadership among producers in the entertainment industry
by Weaver, Michael, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2016, 77; 10142128
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative study examined the use of transformational leadership among producers in one production company in the entertainment industry. A sample of 16 producers who led shows at the organization from 2012 to 2016 completed an interview about their self-described and ideal leadership styles, their current and desired use of transformational leadership, and attitudes and openness to executive coaching. Producers’ self-described current leadership style is empowering, and they want to become more results-oriented and highly respected in the future. Participants reported they are and want to continue to be transformational. Almost all participants expressed interest in coaching. Although additional research is needed to extend and confirm the present study findings, the study organization may wish to offer its leaders development opportunities and consider training team members to promote consistent values. Specifically, executive coaching and training in transformational leadership may be beneficial and of interest to the participants in this study.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Groves, Kevin
Commitee: Rhodes, Kent
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Management, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Executive coaching, Leadership development, Learning and development, Media & entertainment industry, Producers, Transformational leadership
Publication Number: 10142128
ISBN: 9781339974422
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