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Resistance and struggle in leadership development

Carroll, Brigid and Nicholson, Helen LU (2014) In Human Relations 67(11). p.1413-1436
Abstract
That leadership development is a contested terrain, like any organizational terrain, can scarcely be considered a new idea, yet research into the intricacies of resistance in this context is very much in its infancy. This article takes recent critical scholarship on resistance as its starting point to explore the interdependencies of power, resistance and struggle in a leadership development environment. Drawing on extensive online interactions collected from an 18-month, cross-sector programme with emergent leaders, this article asks whether the different stakeholders in leadership development could benefit from a more open exploration of power and resistance. Such dynamics offer new insights into the relationship between participants and... (More)
That leadership development is a contested terrain, like any organizational terrain, can scarcely be considered a new idea, yet research into the intricacies of resistance in this context is very much in its infancy. This article takes recent critical scholarship on resistance as its starting point to explore the interdependencies of power, resistance and struggle in a leadership development environment. Drawing on extensive online interactions collected from an 18-month, cross-sector programme with emergent leaders, this article asks whether the different stakeholders in leadership development could benefit from a more open exploration of power and resistance. Such dynamics offer new insights into the relationship between participants and facilitators and raise a series of alternative questions, challenges and strategies for leadership development. (Less)
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leadership development, learning, power, resistance, social, constructionism
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Human Relations
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67
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11
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1413 - 1436
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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0018-7267
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10.1177/0018726714521644
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  pages        = {1413--1436},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Human Relations},
  title        = {Resistance and struggle in leadership development},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726714521644},
  volume       = {67},
  year         = {2014},
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