Responsible Leadership : Realism and Romanticism
With the challenge of this transition in mind, this book argues that it is time for a new understanding of leadership, a new romanticism which looks behind the overvalued, heroic leadership notion. The editors explore a romanticized rhetoric and situate it within current discourses of authentic, distributed and ethical leadership, where societal, economic and environmental challenges require us to take a collective lead towards doing good and growing well.
Exploring this dichotomy of romantic ideal and essential requirement, this book combines the insights of leading academics and with those of practitioners in the field. Thought-provoking and engaging it will challenge both thinking and practice, and is essential reading for all those operating or researching in the field of leadership, particularly those who realize the overwhelming challenges of sustainability, and corporate social responsibility which the world now faces.
- Hardback | 222 pages
- 159 x 235 x 20.32mm | 490g
- 20 May 2016
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 6 Line drawings, black and white; 6 Illustrations, black and white
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'From enticing start to compelling finish, this is a book of broad and profound intellectual power. The authors - all people who know what they are talking about - inspire us with romantic hope and caution us with sceptical realism. In between, they allow space for careful, thoughtful understanding of responsibility in contemporary leadership. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone concerned with the predicaments of modern organising, activism and governance.' - Jonathan Gosling, Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter, UK
'The action learning community and readership of this journal may feel validated and included through many of the chapters of the book and their messages concerning the collective nature of leadership, challenges of embracing the requirements of multiple stakeholders, setting ethical agendas, the importance of developing human capacity and the need to build trust. Other fundamentals of responsible leadership are about the need for reflection and critical thinking. For those interested in understanding responsible leadership and contention around it, this book is a must read.' - Dr Taposh Roy, Action Learning: Research and Practice
About Steve Kempster
Brigid Carroll is Associate Professor in the Department of Management and International Business and the Director of Research and a lead facilitator at the New Zealand Leadership Institute, both at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Dr Carroll teaches organization theory, critical organization issues and leadership to undergraduates and postgraduates and designs, delivers and researches leadership to a range of sector and professional groups. Her research interests lie primarily with identity work, discourse and narrative theory, critical leadership theory and practice in contemporary organizations. Her work has been published in Organization Studies, Organization, Human Relations, Management Communication Quarterly and Leadership.