‘MTSU On the Record’ leads the way with undergrad research on leadership

The nature of effective leadership was the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Leigh Stanfield

Leigh Stanfield

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Leigh Stanfield first aired Aug. 3 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org ). You can listen to their conversation below.

Stanfield, a communication studies major from Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, presented her research in May at the 2015 NCA Undergraduate Honors Conference at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Her paper, titled “Prototypicality and Punishment in Leadership,” found that “do as I say” leadership is more effective than “do as I do” leadership. She studied the MTSU Band of Blue as her research subject.

“Punishment-style leadership is kind of a misnomer,” said Stanfield. “It actually refers to punishments and rewards, and, so, it’s basically just a leader that has punishment or reward power in the group.”



To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

A video clip of the interview also is available below.