Teaching leadership from a social constructionist perspective

Billsberry,J 2013, Teaching leadership from a social constructionist perspective, Journal of Management & Organization, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 679-688, doi: 10.1017/jmo.2014.4.

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Title Teaching leadership from a social constructionist perspective
Author(s) Billsberry,JORCID iD for Billsberry,J orcid.org/0000-0002-3015-4196
Journal name Journal of Management & Organization
Volume number 19
Issue number 6
Start page 679
End page 688
Total pages 10
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publication date 2013-11
ISSN 1833-3672
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Business & Economics
leadership development
management education
social construction
Summary  Traditional approaches to leadership assert that leadership is a definite quality of leaders. In contrast, the social constructionist approach conceptualises leadership as a quality of observers. The goal of this paper is to show how this philosophical base can be used to create a teaching strategy for leadership. In this strategy, there are three learning objectives: understanding the philosophical approach; revealing students’ lay theories of leadership; and, skill development. The lessons revolve around understanding how leadership perceptions form so that students appreciate how they are influenced and, in turn, how they might influence other people’s perceptions of themselves.© 2013 Cambridge University Press and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Language eng
DOI 10.1017/jmo.2014.4
Field of Research 150311 Organisational Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, Cambridge University Press
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