International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Leadership Capabilities for Agile Organisations: Mining Leadership Frameworks Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation
Marcus S. Bowles, Jason Harris, Paul T. Wilson

In an effort to better translate practice in modern organisations into the academic research on capability-based leadership development, this study analysed leadership capability frameworks developed in the decade to 2015 by six Australian and New Zealand public and private organisations seeking to enhance their agility and responsiveness. Using the Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) technique, analysis was undertaken on the textual construction of each organisation’s unique leadership framework. Findings isolated 12 core leadership capabilities and five broad clusters or themes. Of further interest was evidence that machine learning could leverage findings from this study to analyse and predict the effectiveness other leadership capability frameworks.

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