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Being There Even When You are Not : Leading Through Strategy, Structures, and Systems, PDF eBook

Being There Even When You are Not : Leading Through Strategy, Structures, and Systems PDF

Edited by Robert Hooijberg, J.G. Hunt, John Antonakis, Kimberly B. Boal, Nancy Lane

Part of the Monographs in Leadership and Management series

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Whereas most of the leadership literature has focused on direct, interpersonal leadership, few researchers have examined indirect leadership or the leadership of organizations.

Of course, direct, personal leadership plays an important role at all levels of the organization.

However, we focus here on how leaders use strategy, structures, and systems to create the conditions that stimulate others to meaningfully contribute to the overarching goals of the organization.

We therefore explore the role of the strategic leader as an architect.In this role as strategic architect, we examine how top-level leaders create organizations wherein leadership is developed, knowledge is created and disseminated, meaning is shaped and shared, and where the vision cascades to all corners of the organization.

We also explore the darker side of leader discretion to show the deleterious consequences of leader power.

Finally, we examine the complex nature of organizations and the roles of leaders in adapting the organization to the environment in which it operates.

The six major sections in this book coincide with these aspects of the leaders architectural focus.

The first chapter in each section provides a short theoretical introduction.

Following the theory chapters are application chapters, highlighting the practical implications of the theory with real-life examples.The sixth section explores the relationship between complexity theory and strategic leadership.

It examines indirect leadership - the leadership OF organizations.

It explores how leaders exercise leadership indirectly through structures, processes and systems that stimulate others to contribute to organizational goals.

It contains six major sections: leadership development, knowledge management, influencing and shaping meaning, leader discretion, vision cascading, and complexity theory and the networked organization.


  • Format: PDF
  • Pages: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology & anthropology
  • ISBN: 9786611049089



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