Metaphors we lead by: Understanding leadership in the real world

Metaphors we lead by: Understanding leadership in the real world. Edited by Mats Alvesson and Andre Spicer Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.: Routledge, 2011. doi:10.4324/9780203840122


Title Metaphors we lead by: Understanding leadership in the real world
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.
Publisher Routledge
Publication year 2011
Sub-type Edited book
DOI 10.4324/9780203840122
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780415568449 0415568447 9780415568456; 0415568455; 9780203840122; 0203840127
Language eng
Editor Mats Alvesson
Andre Spicer
Start page 1
End page 222
Total number of pages 224
Abstract/Summary Seeking to understand the faith we place in leadership, the authors draw on a number of in-depth studies of managers trying to "do" leadership. It presents six metaphors for the leader: as gardener, cosy-crafter, saint, cyborg, commander and bully. Some of these offer unexpected insights into how leadership does and does not work. The book sheds light on a varied - often contradictory and sometimes darker - side of leadership.
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Description: vi, 222 p. ; 24 cm.

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