Critical Leadership: Leader-Follower Dynamics in a Public Organization by Paul EvansCritical Leadership: Leader-Follower Dynamics in a Public Organization by Paul Evans

Critical Leadership: Leader-Follower Dynamics in a Public Organization

byPaul Evans, John Hassard, Paula Hyde

Hardcover | October 5, 2013

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Critical approaches to leadership studies have sought to challenge the normative position of leadership as residing solely within the formal leader and have gone as far as to undermine the traditionally held assumption of leadership as a "real" phenomenon.

The book offers a critical account of the nature of leadership and management in modern organizations. Specifically it examines the forces that affect the influence relationships between leaders and followers in public sector organizational settings and thus, how these relationships inform social influence processes. Although the book focuses on the case of a public sector organization in the UK, the findings are placed in the context of both leadership theory and research across the globe and the dissemination of 'new public management' worldwide.

By acknowledging the criticisms concerning the weaknesses of conventional or mainstream leadership study and through the adoption of a critical perspective,Critical Leadershipprovides a deep and rich interpretation of the empirical material on leadership, thus making an outstanding contribution to the current literature.

Paul Evansis Lecture in Business Analysis at Manchester Business School, UKJohn Hassardis Professor of Organizational Analysis at Manchester Business School, UK andis a Visiting  Fellow in Management Learning at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK. His main research interests lie in the areas of organization theory and ...
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Title:Critical Leadership: Leader-Follower Dynamics in a Public OrganizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:October 5, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041553965X

ISBN - 13:9780415539654

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction Part I: Literature, Context, Methodology and Design  2. Leadership Studies  3. Organization in Context  4. Methodological Considerations Part II: Field Research: Data Illustrations and Interpretations 5. The Challenge to Leadership and the Dynamic of Ambiguity  6. The Limitations to Leadership and the Dynamic of the Environment  7. The Negotiation of Leadership and the Dynamic of Resource Acquisition  8. The Balance within Leadership and the Dynamic of Symbiosis  9. The Negotiation of Leadership and the Dynamic of Politics  10. The Agency of Followers and the Dynamic of Game Playing Part III: Discussion and Conclusions  11. Conclusions

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"Provides a comprehensive account of the literature on leadership studies" - Hartley, J., Fletcher, C. and Ungemach, C. Helen Dickinson University, Melbourne, Australia,, SOCIAL POLICY & ADMINISTRATION