The puzzle of non verbal communication: Towards a new aspect of leadership
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
communication, non verbal communication, leadership, body language, deceit signals, culture, tone of the voice, emotional intelligence
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26248OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-26248DiVA: diva2:626971
Subject / course
Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Leadership and Management in International Context, Master Programme, 60 credits