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Responsible leadership: Realism and romanticism. (2016)

Editors; Steve Kempster (Professor, Leadership Learning & Development, Lancaster University Management School, UK)
Brigid Carroll (Associate Professor, Department of Management & International Business, University of Auckland, New Zealand.)
Pub: Routledge studies in leadership research

This book argues that “it is time for a new understanding of leadership, a new romanticism which looks behind the overvalued, heroic leadership notion.” The editors explore a romanticized rhetoric and situate it within current discourses of authentic, distributed and ethical leadership, where societal, economic and environmental challenges require us to take a collective lead towards doing good and growing well.

“Exploring this dichotomy of romantic ideal and essential requirement, this book combines the insights of leading academics and with those of practitioners in the field. Thought-provoking and engaging it will challenge both thinking and practice, and is essential reading for all those operating or researching in the field of leadership, particularly those who realize the overwhelming challenges of sustainability, and corporate social responsibility which the world now faces.” From the publisher’s website

Includes a chapter called “Responsible leadership: a radical view” by Karen Blakely which references the Daedalus Trust and Lord Owen’s work on identifying Hubris Sydnrome.

Other chapters include:

  • Mapping the terrain of responsible leadership; Marian Iszatt-White
  • From responsibility to responsibilities: towards a theory of co-responsible leadership; Brigid Carroll
  • This green pastoral landscape; values, responsible leadership and the romantic imagination; Sarah Lee and Malcolm Higgs
  • Leadership responsibility and calling: the role of calling in a woman’s choice to lead; Susan R. Madsen
  • Responsible leadership, trust and the role of Human Resource Management; Stefanie Gustafsson and Veronica Hope Hailey
  • Promoting responsibility, purpose and romanticism in business schools; Ken Parry and Bard Jackson
  • Developing responsible leadership through discourse ethics; Steve Kempster, Sarah Gregory and Emma Watton
  • Developing ‘next generation’ globally responsible leadership. Generation Y perspectives on global responsibility, leadership and integrity; Sharon Turnbull and Sue Williams
  • Romanticism, antimodernism, and a pluralistic perspective on responsible leadership; Eric Guthey

Buy the book here: Responsible leadership: Realism and romanticism

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