Category Archives: Leader

Ethical Leadership: A review and future directions

Our literature review focuses on the emerging construct of ethical leadership and compares this construct with related concepts that share a common concern for a moral dimension of leadership (e.g., spiritual, authentic, and transformational leadership). Drawing broadly from the intersection … Continue reading

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Madness and Leadership: From Antiquity to the New Common Era

Why have multitudes of followers throughout history become attracted to leaders who demand sacrifice, campaigns of war or other adventures with unpredictable outcomes? Why do they command such powerful control over their followers? Madness and Leadership studies leaders and followers from social, cultural, and biological perspectives and explores aspects of their personalities that induce them to assume their respective roles. Continue reading

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Questioning the Mythology of the Strong Leader

The cult of the strong leader is dangerous not only in dictatorships but also in democracies. Political commentators too readily equate ‘strong’ with successful leadership. Yet, the idea that one person is entitled to take all the big decisions is … Continue reading

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