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Routledge Studies in Leadership Research

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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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Subversion, Power and Hierarchy in Organisations and Society Carnivalesque Leadership

Subversion, Power and Hierarchy in Organisations and Society: Carnivalesque Leadership

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By Jo Trevenna
November 15, 2024

Subversion, Power and Hierarchy in Organisations and Society: Carnivalesque Leadership explores a leadership strategy that dates back centuries but has become so normalised that it has become invisible as a strategy. Extrapolating Mikhail Bakhtin’s ideas on carnival and its potential for communal ...

Charismatic Leadership in Organizations A Critique of Texts

Charismatic Leadership in Organizations: A Critique of Texts

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By Iga Maria Lehman
September 04, 2024

History is full of examples of how the skilful use of language is a fundamental aspect of charismatic leadership. Traditionally, this phenomenon has been studied focusing on oratory skills. This book proposes the multi-faceted construct of textual charisma which entails notions of persuasion as ...

Leadership and China Philosophy, Place and Practice

Leadership and China: Philosophy, Place and Practice

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Edited By Ralph J Bathurst, Michelle Sitong Chen
May 27, 2024

Since its opening in 1978, China has undergone radical change. By establishing special economic zones along its Eastern coastal borders under Deng Xioping’s tutelage, China entered the global market. Loosening controls from central government allowed for a more free-market approach that facilitated...

Leadership and Narcissism in the Organization

Leadership and Narcissism in the Organization

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By Mateusz Grzesiak
May 27, 2024

Narcissists are seen as people who could inspire others due to their strong charisma, great vision, and ability to convince the crowd that they possess features that others don’t. They have followers and fans, and the ability to control them. On the other hand, narcissistic leaders express a lack ...

Public Sector Leadership A Human-Centred Approach

Public Sector Leadership: A Human-Centred Approach

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By Petri Virtanen, Harri Jalonen, Marika Tammeaid
May 27, 2024

Drawing its origins from the Human Relations movement of the early 20th century and from public leadership orientations emphasising human aspects, human-centred public leadership approaches leadership from a system´s perspective. It explores societal institutions, organisations, and phenomena as an...

Responsible Leadership in Corporate Governance An Integrative Approach

Responsible Leadership in Corporate Governance: An Integrative Approach

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By Monique Cikaliuk, Ljiljana Erakovic, Brad Jackson, Chris Noonan, Susan Watson
May 27, 2024

Responsibly led boards of directors make it possible for modern companies to survive and prosper under conditions of change. Despite the importance of boards of directors, their activities are often lionised or vilified by shareholders and stakeholders which obscures how boards enact responsible ...

Toxic Leadership Research and Cases

Toxic Leadership: Research and Cases

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By Steven M. Walker, Daryl Watkins
May 27, 2024

Toxic Leadership: Research and Cases presents research and cases on toxic leadership that emerged from qualitative research on the followers of toxic leaders. The goal is to help students, researchers, and academics understand how toxic leadership emerges, how leaders can spot toxic leadership ...

Women Business Leaders Identity, Resistance, and Alternative Forms of Knowledge in Saudi Arabia

Women Business Leaders: Identity, Resistance, and Alternative Forms of Knowledge in Saudi Arabia

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By Liela A. Jamjoom
May 27, 2024

Published works on Saudi women in organizational contexts are overwhelmingly reductionist, producing a singular story and a monolithic "Saudi woman." This book aims to counter the master narrative on Saudi women in leadership by offering an intimate reading of the women’s stories and experiences. ...

Digital Leadership Evidence from Theory and Practice

Digital Leadership: Evidence from Theory and Practice

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By Ahmad M. Salih
February 13, 2024

In the evolving landscape of leadership, factors from both environmental and cultural dimensions play a crucial role. In the contemporary era of digitalisation and globalisation, the impact on leadership has expanded significantly. This places greater pressure on leaders to succeed. The integration...

Leadership Styles and Job Performance The Impact of Fake Leadership on Organizational Reliability

Leadership Styles and Job Performance: The Impact of Fake Leadership on Organizational Reliability

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By Agnieszka Bieńkowska, Katarzyna Tworek
December 19, 2023

Various styles of leadership have the potential for positive and negative influence on employees and organization. The monograph offers a new approach and proposes the systematic analysis of negative leadership traits and behaviors through the broadening of existing approaches (based on employees’ ...

Adaptive Leadership in a Global Economy Perspectives for Application and Scholarship

Adaptive Leadership in a Global Economy: Perspectives for Application and Scholarship

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Edited By Mohammed Raei, Harriette Thurber Rasmussen
September 25, 2023

With the entire world experiencing the global pandemic and its aftermath, VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) conditions have never been more extreme and the need for adaptive leadership never more urgent. But how is adaptive leadership applied outside Western cultures? How can it be...

Researching Leadership-As-Practice The Reappearing Act of Leadership

Researching Leadership-As-Practice: The Reappearing Act of Leadership

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By Vasilisa Takoeva
December 19, 2022

One current challenge of conducting research from the leadership-as-practice perspective is a practical one: how to capture and analyse the elusive practice of leadership within the web of mundane organising processes. Although a number of researchers have attempted to address the issue, there is ...

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