Discourse on Leadership

A critical study of the concept of leadership within both a historical and cultural context.

Discourse on Leadership

A critical study of the concept of leadership within both a historical and cultural context.

Constructing Crisis

Crises aren't real objective events. Instead, Spector demonstrates they are claims of urgency imposed by leaders to assert power and exert control.

Constructing Crisis

Crises aren't real objective events. Instead, Spector demonstrates they are claims of urgency imposed by leaders to assert power and exert control.

Leadership

STOP AND REFLECT Imagining the future of leadership Our 'critical-historical' lens has shown us that social and political ... You may find these of interest: Spector, B. (2016) Discourse on Leadership:A Critical Appraisal.

Leadership

Written from a global and critical perspective with a diverse range of cases and examples throughout, this is an inspiring read for developing leaders operating within global and multicultural work settings. ‘Power’ is taken as central theme for this book, opening up discussion about issues that are often neglected in leadership texts i.e. fairness, equity, justice, resistance, conflict, emancipation, oppression, rationality, politics, globalization, the natural environment, and knowledge. New to this edition: A new prologue: ‘An Unconventional History of Leadership Studies' A new epilogue on ‘Embodied Leadership, Ethics, and its Affects’ written by David Knights, one of the authors of Embodied Research Methods (pub April 2019) 3 new topical integrative case studies, based on current events: Jacinda Ar-dern’s pregnancy when PM; #MeToo; and Suma Foods co-operative Updated research and pedagogical features throughout, including the ‘Leadership on Screen’ feature The book is complemented by a range of online resources including PowerPoint slides, videos of the book’s authors providing an overview of the chapter and discussing why the topic is important, access to journal articles discussed in the book, and links to additional relevant material.

Competencies for Effective Leadership

Discourse on leadership: A critical appraisal. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Spencer, L. M., McClelland, D. C., & Spencer, S. (1994). Competency assessment methods: History and state of the art.

Competencies for Effective Leadership

What makes a leader? In this critical time of change for leaders, it has become increasingly important to understand the competencies associated with leadership. This essential book explores the ways in which Brent Ruben's Leadership Competency Scorecard can be used within an organizational setting.

Professionalizing Leadership

“What Leaders Really Do.” Harvard Business Review 68(3):103–11. Mol, Annemarie. 1999. “Ontological Politics: A Word and ... Discourse on Leadership: A Critical Appraisal. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Todd, Sharon. 2009.

Professionalizing Leadership

This book presents a lively debate surrounding the professionalization of leadership. With contributions from both sides of the argument, it considers the historical overview of leadership and management as a profession, questions what constitutes a profession, and critically addresses the practicality of professionalizing leadership. With a range of perspectives including political philosophy, behavioral professionalism and management history, the book intends to facilitate further discussion on the issues at stake. With a number of education programs beginning to focus on the art and practice of leading people, this debate is particularly timely.

Beyond the Conservatory Model

Discourse on leadership: A critical appraisal. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Spillane, J. (2006). Distributed leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Sternberg, R.J. (2015). Academic leadership in higher education: From ...

Beyond the Conservatory Model

Amid enormous changes in higher education, audience and music listener preferences, and the relevant career marketplace, music faculty are increasingly aware of the need to reimagine classical music performance training for current and future students. But how can faculty and administrators, under urgent pressure to act, be certain that their changes are effective, strategic, and beneficial for students and institutions? In this provocative yet measured book, Michael Stepniak and Peter Sirotin address these questions with perspectives rooted in extensive experience as musicians, educators, and arts leaders. Building on a multidimensional analysis of core issues and drawing upon interviews with leaders from across the performing arts and higher education music fields, Stepniak and Sirotin scrutinize arguments for and against radical change, illuminating areas of unavoidable challenge as well as areas of possibility and hope. An essential read for education leaders contemplating how classical music can continue to thrive within American higher education.

The Oxford Handbook of the Learning Organization

Discourse on Leadership: A Critical Appraisal. New York: Cambridge University Press. Starkey, K. P., and A. Hatchuel. 2002. “The Long Detour: Foucault's History of Desire and Pleasure.” Organization 9 (4): pp. 641–56. Townley, B. 1995.

The Oxford Handbook of the Learning Organization

The concept of the 'learning organization' is one of the most popular management ideas of the last few decades. Since it was conceived as an idea in its own right, it has been given various definitions and meanings, such that we are still faced with the question as to whether any unified understanding of what the learning organization really is can be established. This Handbook offers extensive reviews of both new and traditional perspectives on the concept and provides suggestions for how the learning organization can best be defined, practiced, studied, and developed in future research. With contributions from long-standing scholars in the field as well as those new to the area, this book aims to bridge the gap between traditional and more critical perspectives, and in doing so find alternative features and angles to take the idea forward. In addition to elaborating on and developing older definitions of the learning organization and suggesting updated and even new definitions, the chapters also provide focused explorations on pertinent aspects of the learning organization such as ambidexterity, gender inclusivity, and systems thinking. They also survey organizations that have made efforts towards becoming learning organizations, how the learning organization can best be measured and studied, and the universality of the idea itself. Some of the questions raised in this book are answered, or at least given tentative answers, while other questions are left open. In this way, the book has the ambition to take the learning organization an important step further, whilst having no intentions to take any final step; instead, the intention is that others will endeavour to continue where this book stops.

Managing Social Responsibility in Universities

Discourse on leadership: A critical appraisal. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Spry, T. (2016). Autoethnography and the other: Unsettling power through Utopian performatives. Routledge. Strand, A. M. C. (2012).

Managing Social Responsibility in Universities

This book explores the concept of university social responsibility, drawing on a wide range of geographical perspectives, such as China and Germany. It also examines the diverse aspirations of universities, from preserving authenticity and safeguarding Catholic values, to embedding sustainability into the community. It provides a storytelling framework for teaching sustainability in management education as an approach to strengthening the social role of universities and showcases how a service-learning approach could promote the engagement of universities within the community. This book is valuable reading for academics who are researching sustainability management, corporate and organisational social responsibility and other related social sciences. It has interdisciplinary appeal for scholars and serves interesting for practitioners.

Populism and Higher Education Curriculum Development Problem Based Learning as a Mitigating Response

Technology: Critical History of a Concept. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Spector, Bert. 2016. Discourse on Leadership - A Critical Appraisal. Cambridge. MA: Cambridge University Press Vallentin, Steen. 2011.

Populism and Higher Education Curriculum Development  Problem Based Learning as a Mitigating Response

Against a background of increasing inequality and a rising tide of nationalism and populism, this book raises concerns that curriculum is being shaped by powerful non-academic, non-accountable forces and that populism – and its manifestations – represent a grave challenge to learning. It explores the extent to which curriculum and learning methods in higher education should respond to this challenge. Using problem based learning as a case study it draws on crossdisciplinary studies to examine how regional, national and organizational perspectives emphasize different aspects of PBL. It questions whether PBL provides an effective response to external influences and a ‘populist’ highereducation agenda. In conclusion the book poses an uncomfortable question whether graduates reflect the external forces shaping curriculum and hence may be as vulnerable to populist rhetoric as non-graduates precisely because the curriculum and learning methods do not engage with the challenges. This book will appeal to scholars of problem based learning, as well as populism and therole of higher education in society.

The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship

1990. Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Pedersen, Ove K. 2011. Konkurrencestaten. København: Hans Reitzels Forlag. Spector, Bert A. 2016. Discourse on Leadership: A Critical Appraisal.

The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship

Departing from the traditional approach of surveying current and future trends and developments, this unique Handbook brings phenomena, theories, and concepts from multiple disciplines together to advance entrepreneurship. With original contributions from authors who are experts in their fields, the collection offers state-of-the-art insights into generating new areas for research, new theories and concepts, and new questions for policy debates – all aimed at advancing entrepreneurship. Divided into four sections and covering perspectives such as neuroscience, theology, organisational behavior and education, The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship is a rich source of information for researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, leaders and managers.

Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis

Differences between transactional and transformational modes of leadership discourse are revealed through patterns ... The process by which employees' self-concept is invoked is also explored using Appraisal Theory, a relatively recent ...

Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis

Any piece of primary research ought to be preceded by a systematic review. The key advantage of a systematic review over the traditional narrative review is its ability to identify all the available evidence in a systematic and relicable manner. This book describes a? the key steps to undertaking a systematic review and b/ the process of untertaking a meta-analysis. The book includes step-by-step examples of how to design data extraction forms, search strategies and combine in a meta-analysis

The Theoretical Background and Practical Implications of Argumentation in Ireland

Furthermore, the centrality of argumentation to the study of politics as a discourse of leadership and political accountability was acknowledged. In 2.3, finally, a critical appraisal was made of both the contribution of linguistic ...

The Theoretical Background and Practical Implications of Argumentation in Ireland

While the association between the words “Ireland” and “argumentation” may not necessarily look particularly straightforward, this book shows that they are, in fact, closely connected. Specifically, the volume offers a linguistic perspective to suggest that the study of reasoned argument is likely to have a wide range of potential applications in the context of Irish public discourse. Taking two of the classic, favourite subjects of inquiry of contemporary argumentation theory, it addresses the issue of the construction of argumentation in the judiciary and in the politics of the Irish Republic. On the basis of three illustrative case studies, the book explores which methods can be used to identify distinctive aspects of the language at work in public settings where argumentation is the expected form of interaction, and the ways in which such methods can lead to an integrated approach to the study of argumentative language in Irish public discourse, in the interest of field scholars and practitioners alike.

Professionalization Leadership and Management in the Early Years

(Higher level question) Further reading Levels 5–8 Fairclough, N. (2001) 'The discourse of New Labour: critical discourse ... This journal paper offers the reader a critical appraisal of the ways in which ECEC training and practice has ...

Professionalization  Leadership and Management in the Early Years

With the rapid change experienced by the Early Years Workforce over recent times, this book considers what constitutes professionalization in the sector, and what this means in practice. Bringing a critical perspective to the developing knowledge and understanding of early years practitioners at various stages of their professional development, it draws attention to key themes and issues. Chapters are written by leading authorities, and provide case studies, question and discussion points to facilitate critical thinking. Topics covered include: - constructions of professional identities - men in the early years - multi-disciplinary working in the early years - professionalization in the nursery - early childhood leadership and policy Written in an accessible style and relevant to all levels of early years courses, the book is highly relevant to those studying at Masters level, and has staggered levels of Further Reading, that encourage reflection and progression.

Political Leadership in France

Both were published at this crucial moment of the development of Chirac as a Gaullist rally leader. For a critical appraisal of Chirac's thought through an analysis of his discourse, see Y. Michaud (2004) Chirac dans le texte (Paris: ...

Political Leadership in France

Gaffney analyzes how de Gaulle came to power in 1958: The drama surrounding the Fourth Republic's collapse, and the focus upon an exceptional individual meant that de Gaulle was able to confer a particular style of leadership on the Fifth Republic. The five Presidents who came after him have each capitalized on their own political 'persona.'

Studying Leadership

This research has explored how the dominant discourse embraced in the leadership psychologist literature (Fairhurst, 2011a) of the heroic, male leader, has been embedded in organisational competency and appraisal frameworks.

Studying Leadership

This book is your comprehensive guide to key leadership theories, topics and trends. It goes beyond the basics to explore contemporary issues such as power and politics, authenticity, followership, toxicity, language, identity, ethics and sustainability, enabling you to gain a deep, holistic understanding of the field. Updated throughout with new examples, Critical Thinking boxes and further reading suggestions, the third edition of Studying Leadership: Traditional and Critical Approaches is the ideal accompaniment to leadership courses across a range of subject areas, including Business & Management, Health and Education. Lecturers can access a range of useful resources, including an instructor’s manual, selected SAGE Business Cases and videos, PowerPoint slides and a testbank, via the companion website. Doris Schedlitzki is Professor in Organisational Leadership at Guildhall School of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University. Gareth Edwards is Professor of Leadership and Community Studies at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England.

Speaking as Women Leaders

Developing women's leadership capability in the public vector in the Middle East. ... Women, empowermnet and development in Arab Gulf States: A critical appraisal of governance, culture and national ... Leadership discourse at work.

Speaking as Women Leaders

This book offers new insights on how senior business women in Middle Eastern and Western companies use language for effective leadership in their respective management meetings. The book explores six case studies of women leaders, three in UK companies and three in a Bahraini company. The authors analyse meeting and transcript data to show that, in both cultural contexts, the women negotiate a range of gendered discourses such as ‘hierarchy and status’ and ‘masculinisation’ in order to manage their teams with authority and skill. The book challenges received wisdom about the opportunities and constraints each cultural context offers women in public life. While the UK women are constrained by chronic change and uncertainty in performing their roles effectively, the Bahraini women are far better supported by their bosses, yet are constrained by patriarchal assumptions of what constitutes effective leadership. The book demonstrates the use of Feminist Poststructuralist Discourse Analysis (FPDA), which is applied by scholars worldwide yet has relatively few published models of practice.

Organizational Leadership

Schlosberg, D. (2013) 'Theorising environmental justice: the expanding sphere of a discourse', ... Schriesheim, C.A. and Kerr, S. (1977) 'Theories and measures of leadership: a critical appraisal of current and future directions', ...

Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership provides an accessible, critical and engaging analysis of what constitutes ‘leadership’ today. Demonstrating leadership as an interconnected process between leaders, followers and context, the book ensures a rounded understanding of theory and practice to support students throughout their course and future career. Part 1: Contextualising Leadership examines the internal and external forces influencing leadership, addressing issues such as ethics, power, culture and innovation. Part 2: Leadership Theories reviews and analyses traditional and contemporary theories of leadership. Part 3: Managing People and Leadership builds on the idea of leadership as a human process and considers how complementary aspects of HRM can inform leadership practice and its outcomes on employees and organizational performance. Part 4: Contemporary Leadership considers topical issues including the shift of leadership studies towards followership, gender and leadership and pro-environmental leadership. Bringing complex theories and concepts to life through a range of case studies and examples, the book is further supported by a series of fascinating expert video conversations with those in leadership roles. From small social businesses to major multi-nationals, from the NHS to the frontline military teams, the videos offer a unique insight into the diverse reality of leadership in practice today.

Inclusive leadership in social work and social care

This chapter intends to provide a more critical appraisal by revealing the contested nature of leadership that merits ... and within the discourse around care – particular models of leadership have become highly privileged or preferred.

Inclusive leadership in social work and social care

Social work and social care continue to face an unprecedented period of challenge and uncertainty, requiring the development of leadership capabilities at every level of the workforce as well as in the community. This critical and reflexive book looks closely at the pivotal but demanding role that leadership and management play in promoting social work and social care. It focuses particularly on the value that is potentially created when the human relationships between people delivering and people using public services are effective, and the conditions are present to nourish confidence, inspire self-esteem, unlock potential and erode inequality. Aimed at new, aspiring and experienced managers, and senior practitioners, it draws on a range of disciplines not typically found in social work and social care and encourages readers to broaden their examination of leadership in areas such as the design of organisations, the role of service users in leadership practice and the phenomena of dignity within the context of organisational culture and dignity.

Leadership in Early Education in Times of Change

... Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) 44f. delegation 187, 195-198 deputies 231-248 development of leaders 80 ... 27, 29 leadership decisions 231, 286 leadership discourse 10, 210, 277287 leadership role 10, 14, 41, 45, 52, 54, ...

Leadership in Early Education in Times of Change

The collection brings together the latest work of researchers from Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe focusing on early childhood leadership matters. It covers different aspects of leadership in early education: professional education and development, identity and leadership strategies as well as governance and leadership under different frame conditions.

Discourse Politics and Media in Contemporary China

Chapter 7 (China's Soft Power: Formulations, Contestations and Communication) provides a critical appraisal of the media's role in constructing and mediating the discourse of 'soft power'. Examining salient features of official and ...

Discourse  Politics and Media in Contemporary China

After three and a half decades of economic reforms, radical changes have occurred in all aspects of life in China. In an authoritarian society, these changes are mediated significantly through the power of language, carefully controlled by the political elites. Discourse, as a way of speaking and doing things, has become an indispensable instrument for the authority to manage a fluid, increasingly fragmented, but highly dynamic and yet fragile society. Written by an international team of leading scholars, this volume examines socio-political transformations of contemporary Chinese society through a systematic account, analysis and assessment of its salient discourses and their production, circulation, negotiation, and consequences. In particular, the volume focuses on the interplay of politics and media. The book’s intended readership is academics and students of Chinese studies, language and discourse, and media and communication studies.