research and white papers on od-related topics
Impact of Real Leaders on Constituents
First in our Real Insights research publication series, the Impact of Real Leaders on Constituents white paper is Dr. Lily Cheng and Dr. Peter Cheng’s latest addition to the Real Leaders Research series.
In their book Real Leaders (2012), Dr. Lily Cheng and Dr. Peter Cheng distilled 8 Essentials of Real Leaders from three decades of Organisational Development (OD) practitioner experience, in over 14 countries. In 2013, they furthered their efforts with interviews with 21 CEOs of various organisations and validated a set of Real Leadership behaviours they observed, which then resulted in the development of an online tool (Real Leaders™ 360º Feedback Assessment System) to complement their skills-equipping Real Leaders Workshop.
Concluded in early 2017, this research built on Dr. Lily Cheng and Dr. Peter Cheng’s findings and aimed to validate the internal reliability of the Real Leaders™ 360° Feedback Assessment System’s statements and test the hypothesised impact of Real Leaders’ behaviours on their constituents. Our findings suggested that the Real Leaders™ 360° Feedback Assessment System’s statements are highly reliable and the 8 Essentials of Real Leaders are predictive of 27 hypothesised positive outcomes amongst constituents.