Thinking differently about leadership: A critical history of leadership studies
|Title||Thinking differently about leadership: A critical history of leadership studies|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Series Title||New Horizons in Leadership Studies|
|Number of Pages||288|
|Short Title||Thinking differently about leadership|
|ISBN||978 1 78471 678 3|
|Keywords||critical management studies, Foucault, leadership|
Thinking Differently about Leadership asks why and how we have come to understand leadership in the way we now do, and the consequences that arise from these understandings. Its critical interrogation of Classical Greek, Medieval and modern social-scientific ideas reveals troubling assumptions and problematic expectations for leaders and followers, which are key features of leadership theorizing both in the past and present day.
Its unique, multi-faceted analysis identifies non-scientific factors that have profoundly influenced the development of leadership science in the modern era. Arguing that conventional understandings of leadership today are deeply problematic, the book examines why we ought to think differently about leadership and offers an approach for doing so.
The book offers a framework for leadership theory-building which readers can use to apply to their own context, making it an ideal resource for critical management and leadership scholars as well as studentsand practitioners, who will value its novel focus and perspective.