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Dr. Brown on Seizing Leadership of the International Journal Of Responsible Leadership And Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM)

By Cheyenne Heckermann on Aug 11, 2022
Michael A. Brown Sr.

Across all industries, leadership quality is crucial to handling emerging and transforming needs, responsibilities, decision-making, ethics, and more. Coupled with changes in the academic publishing industry thanks to Open Access (OA), this presents a range of opportunities to be guided by skilled leaders through this frontier.

Dr. Michael A. Brown from Right Fit Communications LLC, USA, is an experienced researcher in leadership, both in study and practice. He has also recently become the Interim Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM). Below, Dr. Brown dives into his experiences with entering his new role for a journal that will be transitioning into being Gold OA, being a leader in leadership research, and more.
International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM)
Prof. Michael Anthony Brown Sr. (Right Fit Communications LLC, USA)
©2019 | 374 pgs. | EISSN: 2577-4859
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How did you come to publish with IGI Global?
Dr. Brown: I first published with IGI Global when I got my PhD from Old Dominion University. I had a chapter published in Citizen 2.0: Public and Governmental Interaction through Web 2.0 Technologies in 2012, titled “Predictors of Social Networking and Individual Performance.”
How have you been finding new collaborations at IGI Global?
Dr. Brown: IGI Global has shown a continuing interest in my work. I have published edited books, single author books, and even video presentations for them. My latest venture is as interim editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision Making (IJRLEDM)
Many of your titles are focused on leadership. Would you like to briefly talk about your journey on these publications?
Dr. Brown: After getting published in Citizen 2.0: Public and Governmental Interaction through Web 2.0 Technologies, IGI Global asked me if I had any book ideas. I had already written a leadership manuscript, and I ended up pitching that and other ideas to IGI Global. I was fortunate to have several ideas accepted and the results have been great. I have now focused my research on leadership, emotional intelligence (EI), and empathy through my newest book, Analyzing Telework, Trustworthiness, and Performance Using Leader-Member Exchange: COVID-19 Perspective.
How have you seen your field evolve over the years you have published with IGI Global?
Dr. Brown: There has been an increase of consciousness and discovery in the areas of EI, empathy, and working in remote or hybrid environments largely driven by COVID. But I believe these issues would have come to the forefront anyway as social media focuses the world on emotion-based thoughts and actions. But there has also been a growing focus on the human condition as we can see from the developments in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Analyzing Telework, Trustworthiness, and Performance Using Leader-Member Exchange: COVID-19 Perspective
Returning to Interpersonal Dialogue and Understanding Human Communication in the Digital Age
Motivationally Intelligent Leadership: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Social Media Performance Evaluation and Success Measurements
What has your experience been like publishing with IGI Global overall?
Dr. Brown: My research shows the ways we can engage with people, create great relationships that achieve shared understanding, and improve communication overall. I have thoroughly enjoyed publishing with IGI Global. They have given me a platform for my ideas and subsequent research, and I have expanded my network and business opportunities because of my relationship.
What inspired you to become the Interim Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM)?
Dr. Brown: I wanted to get involved in a vehicle that allows authors a chance to publish. Leadership and ethics fit right into my research focus so it is a great opportunity.
What is your mission for the IJRLEDM?
Dr. Brown: The journal already has a great focus, and I want to make sure that we do a good job of publishing in the areas of EI, empathy, trust, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. These areas are hot topics and can fit easily within our publishing direction.
What do you believe the benefits of OA publications are to the research community?
Dr. Brown: The benefits of OA include increased ability for individuals to share their research, higher discoverability and citation impact, access to a rigorous and expedited publishing process, and the potential for increased advancement and collaboration.
What are some future directions for your research?
Dr. Brown: My research will continue to focus on EI, leader-member exchange (LMX) theory, empathy, trust, and leader communications and engagement. The interest in understanding and applying remote and/or hybrid work engagements is growing, and I will keep my eyes and ears on those developments.
About Dr. Brown:
Michael A. "Doc" Brown, Sr., Ph.D. has authored several books and is an accomplished public speaker. He has coached different sports at the recreation league, middle school, junior varsity, high school, and adult levels. He earned his Public Administration and Urban Policy degree, International Business, from Old Dominion University (ODU) in May 2011. He is teaching online public relations and communication courses for Florida Institute of Technology. He is a senior public affairs specialist serving government clients. He has 40-plus years of military and civilian experience combined and an Air Force retiree who served 24 years in uniform.
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