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The puzzle of non verbal communication: Towards a new aspect of leadership
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Communication is surrounding us. Leaders and followers are not an

exception to that rule. Indeed, leadership actors are communicating with

their co-workers, their boss, their employees, the media, and so forth.

However, in the course of this paper and because of its importance, the focus

on non verbal communication will be adopted. Basically, this form of

communication is everything except the actual words that people pronounce.

Body language, tone of the voice, cultural differences, deceit signals, all

these components of non verbal communication and many others will be

developed. The core of this work will be understanding the main concepts of

non verbal communication and then applying them to leaders’ real life



This thesis will also, among other things, aim to answer the following

questions: What is the importance of non verbal communication in everyday

life? How are leaders using non verbal communication to give sense? Do they

use deceit signals? What influences the non verbal communication? What is

the emotional intelligence concept? Can the non verbal communication be

extrapolated and be seen as being inter-cultural?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 126 p.
Keyword [en]
communication, non verbal communication, leadership, body language, deceit signals, culture, tone of the voice, emotional intelligence
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26248OAI: diva2:626971
Subject / course
Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Educational program
Leadership and Management in International Context, Master Programme, 60 credits
Available from: 2013-06-11 Created: 2013-06-10 Last updated: 2013-06-11Bibliographically approved

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