Daily Archives: October 18, 2012

Complexity Leadership – Conceptual Foundations

This book introduces leadership and organizational scholars to the potential of complexity science for broadening leadership study beyond its traditional focus on leaders’ actions and influence, to a consideration of leadership as a broader, dynamically and interactive organizing process. The … Continue reading

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Exploring Social Constructions of Followership

This study adopts a qualitative approach to deconstruct the meaning of followership. Interviews were conducted with employees in various industries to examine how individuals socially construct their roles as followers and to explore followership schemas and contextual influences that relate … Continue reading

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Follower-Centered Perspectives on Leadership

The majority of leadership theories and studies have tended to emphasize the personal background, personality traits, perceptions, and actions of leaders. From this perspective, the followers have been viewed as recipients or moderators of the leader’s influence, and as vehicles … Continue reading

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Advancing Relational Leadership Research: A Dialogue Among Perspectives

Leaders and followers live in a relational world—a world in which leadership occurs in complex webs of relationships and dynamically changing contexts. Despite this, our theories of leadership are grounded in assumptions of individuality and linear causality. If we are … Continue reading

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Complexity and the Nexus of Leadership: Creating Ecologies of Innovation

We reframe “leader” and “leadership” as referring primarily to events rather than people. Through a series of interactions over time, leadership events alter the underlying framework of engagement. A complexity science based view sees leadership as an influence process that … Continue reading

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On Trojan Mice

Trojan Mice is one of many concepts which arise from the study of complexity theory and its application to the way organisations function. Traditionally organisations are structured on the old scientific approach of simple cause and effect and the belief … Continue reading

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