Leadership Communication in the STEM Workplace: A Qualitative Study

Amy Koerber, Joseph Provencher, Jesse Starkey

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As the need for more attention to leadership in the STEM professions has become apparent, it has also become clear that much remains unknown about this subject. To explore how communication scholars might contribute to these scholarly conversations, the interview results presented in this article reveal some of the ways in which effective communication might enable STEM professionals to achieve Rottmann, Sacks, and Reeve’s (2015) three leadership orientations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalTechnical Communication Quarterly
StatePublished - 2020


  • Leadership communication
  • discursive leadership
  • qualitative research
  • science communication


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