Daily Archives: July 14, 2015

Promoting Shared Leadership

Shared leadership is considered a promising concept that meets the increased complexity of working life. Researchers and practitioners therefore need to know which factors might advance the development of shared leadership. Contributing to the yet limited amount of empirical research … Continue reading

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Managers’ Self-Interest, Greed, and Altruism

We explore the potential effects of managers’ greed and altruism on their behaviors and firm outcomes. Greed represents extreme self-interest whereas altruism reflects concern for others. We argue that managerial greed leads to a focus on short-term decisions and short-term … Continue reading

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Questioning the Mythology of the Strong Leader

The cult of the strong leader is dangerous not only in dictatorships but also in democracies. Political commentators too readily equate ‘strong’ with successful leadership. Yet, the idea that one person is entitled to take all the big decisions is … Continue reading

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Reimagining Ethical Leadership as a Relational, Contextual and Political Practice

Interest in ethical leadership has been spurred by the widespread reporting of corporate malfeasance and corruption in the last decade. Although ethical leadership theories have highlighted the importance of ethical considerations in leadership, the dominant discourses of this field tend … Continue reading

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Anthropological accounts of Leadership – Historical and geographical interpretations from Indigenous Cultures

This paper critiques contemporary leadership theory through a historiography of anthropological accounts. Through this review, the paper highlights a number of nuances in the conceptualisation of leadership from differing indigenous cultures using historical and geographical perspectives. The paper contributes to … Continue reading

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Aftermath of a Crisis

The Aftermath Project provides a social and cultural analysis of the crisis, to add to the prevailing economic and financial arguments. It develops the idea that the crisis was the result of the same sources that led to the rise … Continue reading

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