The Emergence of Leadership
Linking Self-organization and Ethics
By (author) Douglas Griffin
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Emergence of Leadership by Douglas Griffin
Book DescriptionThe second half of the twentieth century witnessed the emergence of the most complex global organizations ever known. Taking a complexity theory perspective, this book explores the key factor that sustains them: leadership. The book examines how leadership is currently understood primarily from a systems based perspective, as an attribute of the individual, the leadership role being to articulate values, missions and visions and then persuade others to adhere to them. It argues for a new view of ethics as co-created through identity and difference, representing the end of 'business ethics' as we know it today. Areas considered include: * risk and conflict * spontaneity and motivation. In the past we have focused on the choices of individual leaders. In today's highly complex organizations we are now coming to understand the nature of leadership as self-organizing and, as such, closely linked to ethics. This means that we can no longer understand ethics simply as centered rational choice in planning and action.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415249164
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Douglas Griffin
Complexity and the Experience of Values, Conflict and Compromise in Organizations, Paperback (August 2014)
Complexity and Organization, Paperback (December 2005)
Brings complexity-based thinking together with management theory and practice, presenting some influential writing in the field and showing how the subject has developed.
Complexity and the Experience of Managing in Public Sector Organizations, Hardback (October 2005)
Including narrative accounts from experts in the field, this volume questions traditional public sector governance thinking and takes the perspective in which organizations are complex responsive processes of relating between people.
Complexity Perspective on Researching Organisations, Paperback (June 2005)» View all books by Douglas Griffin
Applies complex responsiveness theory to real-life leadership experiences and features reflective contributions from a number of leaders, consultants and managers. This book addresses questions such as: How do widespread or global patterns emerge and evolve in local interactions between people? What actually happens in global change programmes?
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Author Biography - Douglas Griffin
Douglas Griffin is an Associate Director of the Complexity and Management Centre at the University of Hertfordshire. He has worked for most of the last 20 years as an independent consultant in the areas of cross-cultural teamworking and organization development. During this time he has also been employed by 3M Germany in strategic personnel development and organizational learning services.
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