Leadership and Strategic Behavior


  • E. Paul Moschella


"Considerable research has been directed at clarifying the linkages between leadership styles and strategy formulations. Research has been both crossectional and longitudinal with each possessing distinct limitations in either depth or breadth. Further, these studies tend to be predominantly qualitative regarding both people and environment. Availability of computer speed, memory capacity and advanced programming packages has now made possible an additional, promising approach to the study of strategy leadership linkages. Toward implementation, a unique set of behavioral, business simulation, statistical analysis and decision support programs have been integrated by computers in a laboratory setting. This paper reports on the initial and exploratory use of the Strategy Training and Research Center (STARC) to quantitatively examine in detail the dynamic linkages between leadership style and changing strategic choice & The affect of both learning and styles on strategy formulation is evident. "