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Beyond Toxic Leaders: Follower-centered Approach
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Rethinking the possible borders of leadership, requires an investigative work which problematizes the principal assumptions upon which leadership discourse is built. From follower-centered approach, this research examines the relational factors that might accelerate the wheel of toxic behaviour in organizations, with a brief critique of the out- dated themes which continue to occupy fair amount of the discourse of leadership, this critique is based on problematizing the perspectives, commonly referred to, as The Romance of Leadership. after doing so, I try to create a counterweight body of work in which I disregard some of leaders domination by focusing on followers instead, consequently, I attempt to introduce possible breakthrough in term of language as an approach to replace old and depreciated terms, as well as, recommendations for countering the radical views toward followers. In addition, I did an empirical investigation to the abovementioned themes by conducting a study in my workplace in order to check the plausibility of the conceptualization I done before, through, and after the empirical phase of this thesis, finally, I presented some personal reflections in regard with the course of study and suggested some ideas concerning the methodology within which this research has functioned.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 81 p.
Keyword [en]
Leadership, Followership, Leaders, Followers, The Romance of Leadership, The postmodern Context of Leadership, Immigration, Integration
Keyword [sv]
Ledarskap, The Romance of Leadership, Den postmoderna sammanhang av ledarskap, invandring, integration
Keyword [ar]
القيادة, الاتباع, القادة, رومانسية القيادة, القيادة في سياق ما بعد الحداثة, الهجرة و الاندماج
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34789OAI: diva2:722468
Subject / course
Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Educational program
Leadership and Management in International Context, Master Programme, 60 credits
ny 204, Kalmar (English)
Available from: 2014-06-09 Created: 2014-06-08 Last updated: 2014-06-09Bibliographically approved

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