Performing Leadership: An Exploration in Three Acts

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

byEdward Peck, Helen Dickinson

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A rigorous analysis of the implications of leadership being seen literally or metaphorically as a performance. The book introduces a framework which examines the performance of leadership through the dimensions of enactment, narrative and audience, focusing throughout on the ways in which managers can apply these ideas in their own leadership.

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A rigorous analysis of the implications of leadership being seen literally or metaphorically as a performance. The book introduces a framework which examines the performance of leadership through the dimensions of enactment, narrative and audience, focusing throughout on the ways in which managers can apply these ideas in their own lea...

After spending 15 years as a senior public service manager, EDWARD PECK has held senior appointments at Kings College London, UK and the University of Birmingham, UK. At Birmingham, he has previously directed both the Health Services Management Centre and the School of Public Policy whilst undertaking research, teaching and consultanc...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.84 × 5.61 × 0.76 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230218113

ISBN - 13:9780230218116

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Overall Introduction * PART I: PUTTING PERFORMANCE IN THE PICTURE * Introduction * In Search of the Leaderful Self: The Rise and Rise of the Psychological Paradigm of Leadership * The Dogs that Rarely Barked: Alternative Conceptions of Leadership *
Performing Leadership: Leadership 'is' and Leadership 'as' Performance * PART II: ENACTMENT, NARRATIVE AND AUDIENCE * Introduction * Rowan Williams not Rowan Atkinson: Rituals and Performative Leadership * The Warp and Weft of Organizational Life: Relationships and Performative Leadership * A Beginning, a Middle and an End: Narratives in Organizations * Is There Anybody There: The Nature of Audiences * PART III: IMPLICATIONS OF PERFORMING LEADERSHIP * Introduction * Leadership Performance and Leadership Development *
Leadership Performance and the Attribution of Authenticity * Epilogue