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Leading in the Age of Innovations

Change of Values and Approaches, 1st Edition

By Lenka Theodoulides, Gabriela Kormancová, David Cole


250 pages

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Leading in the Age of Innovations centres on the need for a more complex process-relational oriented approach to leadership. The complexity of leadership has grown significantly during the 21st century where the need to adapt to the escalating changes in our society and workplace forms one of the most important prerequisites to succeed. Leading in the Age of Innovations represents the outcomes of the lengthy scientific work that was undertaken for the past 10 years and it is still an ongoing process. This book introduces a new concept of leadership based on the process and relational dimensions which resulted in the development of the Reflective Leadership concept.

The new model of leadership provides a unique concept on how to bring together various disciplines and explains the overlapping relations between them. Moreover, the proposed view on leadership reflects the current evolution around the globe highlighting the importance of change and innovation. In organizations, too much focus is on the end product and the technical details of how a product is made and distributed. Less attention is focused on how people interact, and how the human capacity is effectively supported by leaders who, on the other hand, are expected to support a culture of innovation. This behavioural interaction is governed by a set of predictable values and norms.

These relationships need to be understood for an organization to prosper and is thus far more important to the leadership process. Leading in the Age of Innovations seeks to establish this understanding and will be key reading to researchers, scholars and practitioners alike in the field of leadership, organizational studies and related disciplines.

Table of Contents




1 Emerging Trends in Leadership

2 Ethical Pathologies and Cognitive Dissonance in Corporate Leadership

3 Corporate Social Responsibility from the National, Community, Company, and Individual level

Case study 1 The CEE Cultures in Transition


4 The Concept of the Leadership Approach Based on the System and Relational Theory

5 Designing the Concept of Reflective Leadership

Case study 2 Generational Changes in the Workforce within the Socioeconomic and Political Context

PART III: Focus on CHANGE and innovation

6 Bridging the Process of Leading with the Change and Innovation

7 Reframing Current Leadership Approaches to Include Diversity

8 How Emerging Technologies Transform Leadership

Case study 3 CEE as the Catching up Innovation Region

9 Leading in the Era of Innovations and the Appearance of New Values

About the Authors

Lenka Theodoulides is a senior lecturer and researcher at Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University, Slovakia.

David Cole is assistant professor and researcher at the Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University, Slovakia

Gabriela Kormancová is an assistant professor and researcher at Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University, Slovakia.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Leadership Research

Routledge are pleased to announce a new research series focusing on leadership. Designed for scholars and researchers within the field, as well as executives and administrators, it will reflect cutting edge international leadership research. Relevant to all aspects of business conduct for individuals and organizations, books in this new series will analyse emerging and critical perspectives on leadership research, and reflect the discipline from organizational and political perspectives as well as those of individual leaders such as CEOs.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science