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eBook Metaphors We Lead By: Understanding Leadership in the Real World ePub

by André Spicer,Mats Alvesson

  • ISBN: 0415568447
  • Category: Management and Leadership
  • Subcategory: Perfomance and Work
  • Author: André Spicer,Mats Alvesson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge (January 25, 2011)
  • Pages: 232
  • ePub book: 1403 kb
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Metaphors We Lead By: Un. .has been added to your Cart. Mats Alvesson is Professor of Business Administration at the Lund University, Sweden. He is also affiliated with University of Queensland Business School.

Metaphors We Lead By: Un. His recent publications (as co-author) include Unmasking the Entrepreneur and Understanding Corporate Life.

The aim of current study was to identify mental images (metaphors) that para-badminton athletes have related to badminton. Data were collected from 60 athletes, who played in 2015 Para-Badminton Turkey Championship.

Alvesson and Spicer open the book by taking us through the journey of leadership theory and do an expert job in problematizing the domain. As with most modern management texts, they begin with the financial crisis in 2008 (thank goodness for that financial crisis, for we business scholars would not have enough material to hang our arguments upon). It has given academics, especially the critical management scholars, enough material for another decade of work, and the crisis is only going to get worse thanks to those terrible Greek leaders)

224 pages 1 B/W Illus. Seeking to understand the faith we place in leadership, the authors draw on a number of in-depth studies of managers trying to "do" leadership. It presents six metaphors for the leader: as gardener, cosy-crafter, saint, cyborg, commander and bully. Some of these offer unexpected insights into how leadership does and does not work. There are lots of books on leadership but there aren't many books like this - read it!' Keith Grint, Professor of Public Leadership & Management, Warwick Business School, UK.

First Published 2010. Cutting through the management-speak drenched current literature on leadership, Metaphors We Lead By presents an enlightening and refreshing understanding of an important topic. ByMats Alvesson, André Spicer. Theories of leadership. Metaphors for leadership. ByAndré Spicer, Mats Alvesson.

Metaphors for Leadership (André Spicer and Mats Alvesson). 4. Leaders as Saints: Leadership through Moral Peak Performance (Mats Alvesson). 5. Leaders as Gardeners: Leadership through Facilitating Growth (Tony Huzzard and Sverre Spoelstra). Leaders as Buddies: Leadership through Making People Feel Good (Stefen Svenningsson and Martin Blom). 7. Leaders as Commanders: Leadership through Creating Clear Direction (André Spicer). 8. Leaders as Cyborgs: Leadership through Mechanistic Superiority (Sara Louis Muhr).

Pitsis Tyrone S, Mats Alvesson and Andre Spicer (2010). These anonymous data allow us to improve your online experience. Metaphors We Lead By: Understanding Leadership in the Real World. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. [email protected], 2011/4 (Vol. 14), p. 264-269. MLA. Pitsis, Tyrone S. Mats Alvesson and Andre Spicer (2010).

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Metaphors we lead by: Understanding leadership in the real world. M Alvesson, A Spicer. Hail the snail: Hegemonic struggles in the slow food movement. K Van Bommel, A Spicer. Organization studies 32 (12), 1717-1744, 2011.

Mats Alvesson is Professor of Business Administration at the Lund University, Sweden.

Introduction (Mats Alvesson and André Spicer) 2. Theories of Leadership (Mats Alvesson and André Spicer) 3. Metaphors for Leadership (André Spicer and Mats Alvesson) 4. Leaders as Saints: Leadership through Moral Peak Performance (Mats Alvesson) 5. Leaders as Gardeners: Leadership through Facilitating Growth (Tony Huzzard and Sverre Spoelstra) 6. Leaders as Buddies: Leadership through Making People Feel Good (Stefen Svenningsson and Martin.

We live in a leadership-obsessed society. The result is that we assume nearly any social or economic ill can be mended through better leadership. Sometimes, this commitment to leadership is followed by hero worshipping, wishful thinking and misplaced hope.

Seeking to understand the faith we place in leadership, the authors draw on a number of in-depth studies of managers trying to "do" leadership. It presents six metaphors for the leader: as gardener, cosy-crafter, saint, cyborg, commander and bully. Some of these offer unexpected insights into how leadership does and does not work. The book sheds light on a varied - often contradictory and sometimes darker - side of leadership.

Cutting through the management-speak drenched current literature on leadership, Metaphors We Lead By presents an enlightening and refreshing understanding of an important topic. It will be useful reading for students and researchers, as well as the thinking manager.