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Leadership as Identity free pdf Management has failed: its successor is leadership. But can leadership fulfil the promises that are made in its name? Leadership as Identity, which brings together several studies of leadership, argues that it cannot. It shows how leadership -- as currently conceptualized and practiced -- ignores or actively denies its antagonistic or disconcerting aspects. It explores the negative and unsettling elements to leadership, showing that to be a leader is to be anxious, stressed and defeated by the burden of having to be super-human. The book is aimed at academics, students and managers. It uses poststructuralist theories about identity and the construction of the self to provide a body of ideas, a language even, that encourages readers to think in a different way about leadership. Anyone who has had any worries about the role of the leader -- teachers, trainers, leaders, managers, staff - worries that they haven't perhaps been able to put into words, will gain new ideas and insights from reading this book. Combining scholarship with accessibility, it encourages its readers to explore leadership more critically than they have done before.

About Jackie Ford

JACKIE FORD is Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies at the University of Bradford School of Management, UK. She has previously worked at the University of Leeds, and embarked on her second career in academe 15 years ago after a 10-year career in Human Resource Management. Throughout her working life, she has been fascinated by people's experiences and this continues to inform her thinking in relation to ways in which leadership and management is conceptualised, researched and practised. NANCY HARDING is Senior Lecturer in Organization Studies at the University of Bradford School of Management, UK. She has previously worked at the Universities of Leeds and Wales. She was a mature student from a mining background in the South Wales Valleys and her early experiences influence her research and writing, which is concerned with the ways in which work can be exploitative, demeaning and oppressive. MARK LEARMONTH is an Associate Professor of Organization Theory at Nottingham University Business School, UK. He previously worked at the University of York. Mark has published in journals including Academy of Management Review- Academy of Management Learning

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Author : Jackie Ford
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 12 September 2008
ISBN : 0230516327
EAN : 9780230516328
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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