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Critical leadership studies: The case for critical performativity

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Publiceringsår: 2012
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 367-390
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Human Relations
Volym: 65
Nummer: 3
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Sage publications

Sammanfattning

Existing accounts of leadership are underpinned by two dominant approaches: functionalist studies, which have tried to identify correlations between variables associated with leadership; and interpretive studies, which have tried to trace out the meaning-making process associated with leadership. Eschewing these approaches, we turn to an emerging strand of literature that develops a critical approach to leadership. This literature draws our attention to the dialectics of control and resistance and the ideological aspect of leadership. However, it largely posits a negative critique of leadership. We think this is legitimate and important, but extend this agenda. We posit a performative critique of leadership that emphasizes tactics of circumspect care, progressive pragmatism and searching for present potentialities. We use these tactics to sketch out a practice of deliberated leadership that involves collective reflection on when, what kind and if leadership is appropriate.

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Nyckelord

  • Social Sciences
  • performativity
  • leadership
  • deliberation
  • critical management studies

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  • ISSN: 0018-7267

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