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Ledarutvecklingens trender - Isomorfism eller innovation?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Leadership development trends - isomorphism or innovation? This study examines leadership development within organizations, including strategies, objectives and processes that help to shape the organizations leadership development. The study is based on nine in-depth interviews with planners/decision-makers in eight different organizations.

A part of the study consists of a web based survey completed by managers/leaders, were the gathered results assist in providing further insight on the topic being studied. The interaction between different players and stakeholders, significant social changes as well as major challenges in the continued leadership development process are highlighted and analysed.

The study's most important conclusion is that successful and innovative leadership development is based on constant curiosity, business intelligence, understanding of the individual employee’s needs, as well as and business goals whilst achieving this by constant interaction throughout the organization.

The overall trend is that leadership development is being increasingly adapted and renewed. Knowledge, understanding, relationships and values are strengthened and that coaching, personal development and a capability for renewal are provided.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 71 p.
Keyword [en]
Leadership development, isomorphism, innovation, trends, directions, interaction, actors, relationships
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45842OAI: diva2:848043
Educational program
Management and Organization Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2015-08-24 Created: 2015-08-23 Last updated: 2015-08-24Bibliographically approved

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