Gaining leadership insights from literature – an exploration of paradoxical processes and how we might make sense of them

Warwick, Robert (2014) Gaining leadership insights from literature – an exploration of paradoxical processes and how we might make sense of them. In: The New Romantics of Responsible Leadership: 6th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, 7-9 July 2014, Lancaster Management School, Lancaster University, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Management learning has much to gain from the study of literature to explore feelings of uncertainty, doubt and paradox; and how we communicate these feelings as essential, but often ignored areas, of being in organisational life. To illustrate this I draw on examples from Greek mythology, the melodrama of Edgar Allan Poe and a Shakespearean play. In doing so I offer an invitation as to how we might create and talk about our own stories as ways of developing our own leadership practice and have something worthwhile to say in the field of wider management learning, not as discrete case studies but as temporal processes where we have the potential to draw the reader in as an actor in the unfolding events.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paradox, leadership, reflexivity, literature, doubt, case study, reflexivity, action learning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Departments > Business School
Event Title: The New Romantics of Responsible Leadership: 6th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference
Event Location: Lancaster Management School, Lancaster University, UK
Event Dates: 7-9 July 2014
Depositing User: Rob Warwick
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 08:29
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 15:15
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1233

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