Organising in an imperfect world
- Mats Alvesson - Lund University, Sweden
- Martin Blom - Lund University, Lund, Sweden
- Stefan Sveningsson - Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Considering and challenging various departures from lines of reasoning results in a book that draws upon rich empirical material and which has a number of new, provocative, critical and constructive ideas that help to develop sharper and more thoughtful thinking and practice - both in academic and practical contexts.
Suitable for leadership and organisation courses at upper-level undergraduate and upwards (including MBA-classes and Executive Education) and a thought provoking read for practitioners and management development professionals interested in leadership thought.
The book is a very good reading for students interested in a critical perspective on leadership. The book provides many real-life examples from organizations in Sweden and other countries that can be used in class for analysis of and discussion about leadership perspectives and concepts. Authors' call for thoughtfulness and reflection can help students (future leaders) in all settings think more deeply about their roles.
Reflexive leadership is needed more than ever to jointly construct meaning within rapidly evolving and transforming contexts that we see today. The way in which we consciously manage for emerging issues becomes a key practice. Towards this aim, the book provides a cornerstone of reflective engagement with the topic and will create the basis for many students, practitioners and scholars to discuss what kind of leadership we want for developing organisational and societal futures.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 12: Reflexive and Unreflexive Leadership