However, and paradoxically, calling someone a leader just because they inhabit a role, or carry out a kind of work goes against the prevailing construction of leadership in the literature. Collinson, D. L. (2005) ‘Dialectics of leadership’, Collinson, D. L. (2006) ‘Rethinking followership: a post-struc-. Unfortunately, when it comes to foundational terms like leader and follower, such reflexivity appears to be largely absent in CLS. However, no one would ever have called Rita a follower, surely – please, no! Naomi Klein's second book, The Shock Doctrine, was hailed as a "master narrative of our time," and has over a million copies in print worldwide.In the last decade, No Logo has become an international phenomenon and a cultural manifesto for the critics of unfettered capitalism worldwide. However, all three share an important blind spot: an apparently unreflexive use of leader and follower. So, rather than, as Collinson and Tourish (2015: 577) believe, being ‘fundamentally about the effective or ineffective exercise of power, authority, and influence’ we suggest that the terms leadership and followership are at root performative (Gond et al., 2015). It discusses these principles by comparing with Ubuntu and other indigenous African leadership philosophies on the one hand with UN principles of good governance on the other. This chapter reviews the emerging body of literature on critical theories of leadership. According to Zoller and Fairhurst, activists and trade unionists – among other oppositional groups – appropriate some of the influencing tools of leadership to advance causes that go against the interests of elites. It concludes by considering, the CLS challenge to contemporary leadership, theory and practice of leadership. Professor David Collinson explains how to critically study leadership. Lipmen-Blumen, (2005) extends these arguments in analysing the, ‘allure of toxic leaders’, where she contends that, followers frequently seem to be fascinated by, toxic leaders despite, and possibly even because, of, the latter’s dysfunctional personal characteris-. It also includes Smircich and Morgan’s (1982: 258) critique of leadership as the management of meaning: The leader exists as a formal leader only when he or she achieves a situation in which an obligation, expectation or right to frame experience is presumed, or offered and accepted by others. Employees privately complained, saying things like ‘this is the kind of bullshit that brings in a union’, and ‘this place is getting too Japanese around here’. The leadership development industry regularly claims to aid in developing effective, ethical leaders, using 360-degree psychometric assessments as key tools for so doing. What we are against, however, is the a priori use of leader and follower to represent different hierarchical groups – as a kind of master category for representing and understanding social and organizational dynamics. A meta-analysis of destructive leadership and its outcomes, Some announcements, reaffirming the critical ethos of, Followership theory: A review and research agenda, Resistance leadership: The overlooked potential in critical and leadership studies, Semantic swap: Crossing-out managers and workers, Drift over time: From shop-floor worker to follower, from ‘the management’ to leaders. House, R. (1971) ‘A path–goal theory of leadership: lessons, Howell, J. and Shamir, B. This approach treats, oppositional practices and identities as important, phenomena worthy of analysis, rather than as dys-, functional elements of a system. Access scientific knowledge from anywhere. It tends to undermine shared understandings about individuality and social obligations, sharpening the tension between the belief in personal autonomy and the domination of a powerful corporate culture. Only now we are calling the managers leaders (Ford and Harding, 2007; Martin and Learmonth, 2012; O’Reilly and Reed, 2011). Nevertheless, if Rita can usefully be thought of as a leader then she was only a leader because of the explicit and enthusiastic consent and support of her colleagues. rule’, output restriction, ‘working the system’, 1995). feature of leadership dynamics (Fletcher, 2004). leadership practices (see also Guthey and Jackson, North American societies typically subscribe to, meritocratic principles based on individual, privilege, for example, kinship and age. gender, ethnicity, origin, etc.) Login failed. The disciplinary nature of power is revealed by, a number of studies that explore follower con-, formity tends to be viewed positively in mainstream, studies, frequently treated as an expression of, commitment and loyalty, critical writers highlight, its potentially detrimental consequences in certain, circumstances. traits, behaviour and situation. manager/worker), popular discourse on leader/follower also airbrushes out any sense of consent or relationality. Such essentialist perspec-, tives assume that it is possible to discover an, argues that this search for the universal ‘essence’, of leadership denies the socially constructed, cizes the positivist assumption underpinning much, leadership research that it is possible for researchers, leaders or of the specific situations in which they, act. However, its impact as a critical project may be limited by the way it has generally adopted this mainstream rhetoric of leader/follower. Chaleff, 2009: Kellerman, 2007; Kelle, 2004) and for enhancing charismatic leadership, temporary context of flatter hierarchies and, team working (Raelin, 2003), some writers have, simply added a concern with followers to produce, a less leader-centric version of leadership. Leadership Studies Professor Justin Crowe will be available to meet declared or potential Leadership Studies concentrators with questions about the concentration or their progress during the January 5-8 advising period. This chapter is concerned with the literature that relates to leaders, followers and. Some researchers draw on Hirschman’s, (1970) ideas to argue that resistance enables, 1986). ous set of theories, approaches and findings. If people are led well and inspired by their leaders, their commitment and effort will be guaranteed to a degree not possible if rewarded solely in terms of gains of status or money. The book offers critical understandings of key areas of management theory and practice such as accounting, strategic management, marketing, business ethics and environmental management. They illustrate, for example, how power is enacted in the decisions, statements and claims that leaders make, in their practices and the many ways they influence followers, and through the organizational structures, resources, information and technologies they have at their disposal. Framing the field: Alternatives to leadership, leadership? We apply a critical perspective on leadership development discourses and practices to the case of student leadership development programs in the US universities and colleges. 5 critical skills for effective global leadership Image Component needs to be configured. These shifting regional, national and, global contexts and their local impacts require, Critical approaches also raise questions about, traditional identities no longer adequately charac-, terize leadership power relations, which are, increasingly seen as blurred, fluid and contradic-, tory (Gordon, 2002). The Art of Followership: How Great Followers Create Great, Shamir, B. I discuss ways that the idealized rational self is susceptible to broader critiques of ideal theory, and I consider some of the ways that the picture functions as a tool of active ignorance and color-evasive racism. Evidences show that in spite of the expansion of modern education and leadership training; there are little or no evidence of leadership effectiveness in Africa. Overwhelming enthusiasm, that is, amongst the newly named managers (i.e. is very important and can take multiple economic, political, ideological and psychological forms. AU - Collinson, D L. PY - 2011. Post-heroic per-. ant role in establishing dialogue and networks between leadership researchers, and in providing a new publication route. Originally published in J. Jermier, D. Knights, Collinson, D. (2003) ‘Identities and insecurities: selves at. Language in those articles was frequently more heated than in the mainstream media. Yet using the leader/follower dyad provides Collinson and Tourish with numerous problems. ship dynamics (defined here as the shifting. 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(2007) ‘From passive recipients to active co-pro-. Congressional consideration of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993 drew intense labor lobbying. To support this theory of leadership various models were developed, and multiple studies were conducted in … Journal of Language Teaching and Research, major Nietzschean/Deleuzean texts explored in this paper are some of those which foreground the everlasting deterritorialized movement of will (and its related themes—Overman and Eternal Recurrence) and desire: Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra and The Will to Power; and Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition, Nietzsche and Philosophy, Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus. This product could help you, Accessing resources off campus can be a challenge. ics and about what it may mean to be ‘a leader’, organizations and societies. Fairhurst and Grant (2010: 188) support Collinson’s reading of CMS’s limits in relation to leadership studies. to critical theory (critiquing the social order of the day such as capitalism and Marxism). Take the opening scene of the1960 British film Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (available at the time of writing on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJAeb0wiQjA). The prominence attached to this feature of CLS certainly reflects a critical point of view because rather than reproducing officially sanctioned corporate hierarchies it challenges and subverts them. Content available from David L Collinson: All content in this area was uploaded by David L Collinson on May 13, 2016, All content in this area was uploaded by David L Collinson on Jul 16, 2015, This chapter considers the emergence of a, comparatively new approach to studying leader, ship. In reality as well as in practice, many have tried to define what detaches authentic leaders from the mass! Precisely. This, chapter now explores three interrelated dialectics, frequently evident in leadership dynamics: con-. Leadership is what sets you apart. CLS also challenge both, mainstream and critical researchers to be more, reflexively aware of their underlying (and often, implicit) theoretical assumptions and how these, can shape leadership theory, research, de, ment and practice. However, its impact as a critical project may be limited by the way it has generally adopted this mainstream rhetoric of leader/follower. She certainly never got more pay than the others, nor got any sort of other reward. Create a link to share a read only version of this article with your colleagues and friends. The majority of leadership studies, are North American in origin and much research, (unconsciously) articulates (positivist) US values, (Hartog and Dickson, 2004). Key issues of power/knowledge relations across these areas are addressed and new agendas both for these fields and for management studies as a whole are introduced. With service sector work becoming increasingly important in American business, her timely study is particularly welcome. An a priori use of formulations like leader and follower is as useful to those at the top of big business – and as congruent with their interests – as other forms of neoliberal rhetoric; say, the redefinition of job insecurity as free agency or the portrayal of billionaire tycoons as regular guys. I hypothesize that acceptance of the idealized rational self leads philosophers to underestimate the influence of implicit bias on their own judgments and prevents them from enacting the reforms necessary to minimize the effects of implicit bias on institutional decision-making procedures. Centre for Leadership Studies and supported by the South West Regional Development Agency, Leadership South West is a major regional initiative to ... focussed and critical perspective within the South West. Just as Arthur Seaton and Sergeant Warden did, she clearly despised those, like Mr Clarke (one of the Ford bosses) who were supposed to be in charge of her. turalist analysis of follower identities’, Collinson, D. (2008) ‘Conformist, resistant and disguised, selves: a post-structuralist approach to identity and work-, place followership’. Well, what about the 2010 British film (and subsequent successful London West End musical) Made in Dagenham? The terms ‘leader’ and ‘follower’ are increasingly replacing expressions like ‘manager’ and ‘worker’ and becoming routine ways to talk about hierarchical groups within organizations. This shift to discourse about leaders could be attributed partly to a mushrooming literature on leadership (Alvesson and Spicer, 2014; Grint, 2005; O’Reilly and Reed, 2010; Tourish, 2013). Unfortunately, this possibility is not – as far as we can see – even raised by Collinson and Tourish. This leads to the conclusion that the leadermanager is someone who is both powerful and powerless. For more details, please contact the researcher. A Feminist Communicology of Organization. They, show how control is not so much a ‘dependent, feature of leadership structures, cultures and, practices. Thus the questions, why a manager in a particular situation is successful while in the other situation is unsuccessful, is answered by this theory. The cam-, paign against Shell’s plans to dispose of the obso-, lete Brent Spar platform by sinking it in the, Atlantic Ocean illustrates how (external) resist-, wide boycott of their petrol stations, Shell, eventually dismantled the platform on land in. There is no loss in meaning or resolution with these changes – showing how manager and worker here are direct synonyms for leader and follower. However, its impact as a critical project may be limited by the way it has generally adopted this mainstream rhetoric of leader/follower. We have even come across the term ‘middle-leader’ in an advert for a school teacher. Real, K. and Putnam, L. (2005) ‘Ironies in the discursive strug-, Ricketts, K.G. Abstract. It is still critical in the sense that it says uncomfortable things to those elites, i.e. The interplay between the particularity of care and the universality of justice highlights the significance of power, not least because it highlights the power dynamics of the choice over who receives our attention and solicitude. Additionally, we generate insights on two patterns that explain why it is so difficult to abandon a heroic image by revealing the crucial role of one’s sense of self-as-a-leader. The first is Harding (2014), a paper we use to explore our claim that Critical Leadership Studies seems to be different from Critical Management Studies only because of its preference to use leader and follower – and that manager and worker would do just as well – at least in terms of semantics. suppression of gender conflict in organizations’, Meindl, J., Ehrlich, S. B., and Dukerich, J. M. (1985) ‘The. Contributing authors include: Mats Alvesson, Gibson Burrell, David Cooper, Karen Dale, Stan Deetz, Linda Forbes, John Forester, John Jermier, David Levy, Joanne Martin, Glenn Morgan, Martin Parker, Mike Power, Richard Loughlin and Hugh Willmott. Leader-Follower Dynamics in a Public Organization. Control may produce compliance and, unintended and contradictory consequences. Hogg, M. (2001) ‘A social identity theory of leadership’. Y1 - 2011. They provide extended examples of the leadership of dissent, focusing ‘on the role of perceived unfairness and injustice as a key resource of dissent mobilization’ (2007: 1340). In other words, the leader/follower dualism is hard to read as anything other than a denial of the central tenet of Marxian-inflected organizations analyses – the structured antagonism between capital and labour. Managing life means getting things done to achieve life's objectives and managing an organization means getting things done with and through other people to achieve its objectives. Available at: Ford, J and Harding N (2015) Followers in leadership theory: Fiction, fantasy and illusion Leadership 1742715015621372. Our other main observation about the above table concerns the practice of calling people like shop-floor workers followers. Within the mainstream paradigm there are signifi-, cant differences between theories such as the fol-. Y1 - 2012. Rita and her colleagues ultimately win their dispute, and in the process are instrumental in bringing about a change in the law: the Equal Pay Act of 1970. By addressing the dialectics of power, conformity, and resistance, critical perspectives challenge conventional understandings of leader–follower dynamics. Rosener, 1990). Kevin Morrell is a Professor of Strategy at Warwick Business School and a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow. As opposed to a leader in a corporate setting, Rita was not a boss in any sense. By critically explor-. published articles on leadership, from 136 in 1970-71, to 258 in 1980-81, 1,105 in 1990-91, and a staggering 10,062 in 2001-02 (an average of 419 articles per month) (Storey, 2004). (Goffee and Jones, 2001, p. 148). This tradition is often referred as critical theory- meaning a special kind of social philosophy from its inception in 1923 by Felix Weil (Seiler, 2004). Shop-floor workers dis-, missed senior management’s definition of the, company as a team and pointed to recurrent dis-, Fuelled by their perceptions of leaders’ distance, and lack of understanding about production, man-, restricting output and effort, creating a counter-, culture and by treating work purely as a means of, and managers remained unaware of how their, strategies produced contrary effects on the shop-, reinforcing vicious circle. SP - 179. These critical readings of CLS’s representational practices are reinforced when we observe that the exponential growth in leadership’s appeal since the 1980s has occurred during a period which also witnessed the rise of neoliberalism and the consequent widespread defeat of trade union power (Brown, 2015). We feel that critical leadership studies should embrace and include a plurality of perspectives on the relationship between workers and their bosses. leadership’, in G. R. Goethals and G. L. J. Sorenson (eds). However, exemplary work includes for us landmark papers such as Meindl et al.’s (1985: 79) analysis of the romance of leadership, something which is: ‘hinted at in the observations made by a number of social and organizational analysts who have noted the esteem, prestige, charisma, and heroism attached to various conceptions and forms of leadership’. Rather, than being polarized dichotomies, dissent and, consent may be inextricably linked within the, In an important contribution to the critical, analysis of organizations, Kondo (1990, p. 224), criticizes the tendency to separate artificially con-, formity or resistance into ‘crisply distinct catego-, ries’. M3 - Chapter. As Collinson and Tourish (2015: 577) argue: [I]t makes sense to see management as somewhat more concerned with day-to-day operational activities than leadership [nevertheless] the term leadership [as opposed to management] has heuristic value in that it captures the approach, perceptions, and interactional dynamics of varied organizational actors when they encounter uncertain environments, powerful others, and complex strategic dilemmas, and in which the salience of leadership issues is therefore heightened. As Alvesson and Spicer (2014: 40; italics in original) argue: In many instances, embracing the idea of leadership does not involve any significant change to practice but merely indicates an interest in relabeling managerial work as “leadership” to make it sound more fashionable and impressive. (1997) ‘Resistance, identity and empower-, ment: a postmodern feminist analysis of clients in a human. Covering a diverse set of theories and approaches, critical perspectives hold that, whether for good and/or ill, and whether focussing on individuals and/or collectives, power in all its forms is a central, under-examined issue for leadership studies. (Gronn, 2002), shared (Pearce and Conger, 2003). Finally, we examine the work of Collinson and Tourish (2015) to demonstrate the dangers of the universalization of leadership that an unreflexive use of leader and follower can imply – even in an article that is otherwise highly successful in critiquing mainstream leadership studies. Van Knippenberg, D. and Hogg, M. (eds), (2003). knowledge, and output restriction). (Northhouse, 2007). ducers: followers’ roles in the leadership process’. On behalf of the other women, Rita subsequently finds herself taking on a male-dominated trade union movement ambivalent about equal pay for women, and eventually, the UK government’s Employment Secretary, Barbara Castle. Collinson, D. L. and Collinson, M. (2009) ‘Blended leadership: employee perspectives on effective leadership in the UK, Collinson, D. and Hearn, J. these workers also disguised their under-reporting. about the organization’s ‘learning culture’, offshore workers complained about a ‘blame, sure of accident-related information would have a, detrimental impact on their annual appraisal, pay, compelled to conceal or downplay information, about accidents, injuries and near misses. It seems as if more traditional terms like manager and worker have simply been crossed-out by CLS researchers and replaced with leader and follower. Type Article Author(s) Mark Learmonth, Kevin Morrell Date 13/05/2016 Page start 174271501664972 DOI 10.1177/1742715016649722 Is part of Journal Title Leadership ISSN 1742-7150 EISSN 1742-7169 Short title Leadership. We draw on Foucault’s notion of pastoral power to argue that these quasi-therapeutic practices help to produce and to normalize what we describe as a confessional culture of leadership development that prepares would-be student leaders to submit themselves to similarly or even more psychologically demanding regimes of governmentality in the workplace after they graduate. I’ve now written several books on leadership … Anarchist thinkers believe in a collective form of organization that does not depend on assumptions about authority, about the need to be led and to have leaders (Walter, 2016). We can see that a case might perhaps be made for calling such people followers built on notions like multiple subjectivities or identities. as well as co-leadership (Alvarez and Svejenova, 2005). Lean Library can solve it. and Ladewig, H. (2008) ‘A path analysis of com-, munity leadership within viable rural communities in. CLS, as Collinson (2011: 182) argues, broadly shares CMS’s political aims and intellectual traditions, but it attempts to broaden CMS’s range, in that it: Explicitly recognizes that, for good and/or ill, leaders and leadership dynamics (defined … as the shifting, asymmetrical interrelations between leaders, followers and contexts) also exercise significant power and influence over contemporary organizational and societal processes [whereas] many CMS writers ignore the study of leadership, focusing more narrowly on management and organization. Should you be interested in exploring opportunities … Critical Leadership. Not, all follower dissent is aimed specifically at lead-, those in leadership positions. Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word oppressor and oppressed stood in constant opposition to one another’. Critical leadership studies: The case for critical performativity Alvesson, Mats LU and Spicer, Andre () In Human Relations 65 (3). beings are knowledgeable social agents who, acting within historically specific (unacknowl-. Disguised dissent incorporates self-protec-, tive, ambiguous practices that may blur the. This approach often argues that digital, technologies and intensified globalized competi-, tion are creating more flexible, team-based and, informal leadership practices that are less hierar-, chical and more focused on shared power and, Post-heroic perspectives also reflect and. Ray, T., Clegg, S., and Gordon, R. (2004). Questioning traditional orthodoxies, CMS expo-, nents draw on a plurality of theoretical perspec-, tives, ontologies and epistemologies, from, structuralism, labour process theory and critical, realism, to feminism, post-structuralism, decon-, structionism, literary criticism, postcolonial, tives are often depicted as part of an inclusive, 2003), they can also be in tension with one another, define CMS in terms of this plurality of conflict-, ing intellectual traditions, arguing that such inter-, nal differences are much less significant when, critical approaches are contrasted with main-. This person’s circumstances as a non-Lao-speaking foreigner provided him with a unique opportunity to learn about and participate in the embodied, sociomaterial unfolding of leadership practice in an unfamiliar setting. I suggest that part of the explanation for this lies in the role played by the idealized rational self, a concept that is relatively influential in philosophy but rarely employed in the sciences. Indeed, given the extent to which they share strikingly similar unitary and individualizing impulses, the current popularity of the language of leadership might be read as a direct analogue for today’s neoliberal consensus. This is an excellent text which takes the field to new heights in the first decade of the 21st Century' - Professor Cary L. Cooper, CBE, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University tionalist and positivist perspectives, which in turn can lead to a tendency towards romanticism, essentialism and/or dualism. This study is supervised by Professor Marius Van Dijke. Critical Leadership Studies Leadership Mainstream Effect: Abstract: This paper critically examines the effect that mainstream leadership ideas have on the leadership development initiatives in a highly technical, engineering dominated, Swedish public sector organisation. The study highlights that participants are not given equal scope to exercise power within the emerging, hybrid agency orienting the flow of leadership, and that one task of leadership learning at an individual level is to develop reflexive knowledge about one’s own and others’ contribution to the unfolding of leadership process. They can also exercise po, ‘managing meaning’, and defining situations in, ways that suit their purposes (Smircich and, Morgan, 1982). that studies typically concentrate either on leaders, in ways that overlook the dynamics of the collec-, basis for action. Covering a diverse set of theories and approaches, critical perspectives hold that, whether for good and/or ill, and whether focussing on individuals and/or collectives, power in all its forms is a central, under-examined issue for leadership studies. I am often dismayed when I observe that those who are charged with leadership so often struggle to know what leadership means, and what it takes. In this chapter, we discuss how authority is created and how it is possible to challenge it. Leadership studies focusing on race–ethnicity provide particularly rich contexts to illuminate the human condition as it pertains to leadership. Globalization may, facilitate trade and global capital flows and more, integrated financial markets, and reduce transpor-, tation costs. The emergence of Critical Leadership Studies (CLS) should have been a welcome antidote to this particular discursive practice. After all, for every leader, there is at least one person who is being led, at least one follower. This is a valuable undertaking because, in contemporary industrial societies, it is through such structures that many people are often constrained and dominated. In other words, they fail to signal any reflexivity about their representational practices. These critical studies raise important questions, for the development of CLS, highlighting the, significance of gender and other aspects of, diversity and inequality in leadership dynamics, as, well as the conceptual value of intersectionality, simultaneity and asymmetry. 13. A primary purpose of this SI is to showcase how, why and with what consequences power dynamics can reflect and reinforce leadership practices: in short, the articles illustrate how leadership and power are frequently inextricably-linked. and diversity management’. 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