Organizational Leader Selection: The Impact of Tenure, Job Level Experience, and Being an Insider on Effectiveness
David A. Bosch

This study builds on the theory that leadership experience impacts leader effectiveness. This study examines tenure, job level, and being an insider in a sample of 229 men’s college basketball coaching changes in the United States. The hypotheses tested that tenure, difference levels of job experience, and being an insider are positively related to leader effectiveness which is defined as the change in the win-loss percentage for the college. Utilizing multiple regression, the findings indicate that tenure and being an insider are not predictors of leader effectiveness. However, the findings did indicate that top leadership experience, primarily at a premier institution, is significant predictors of leadership effectiveness. The findings suggest that organizations involved in leadership selection should prefer leaders with experience at the highest level as well as at a premier organization.

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