Managing without Leadership: Towards a Theory of Organizational Functioning (0)
- ISBN-13: 9780080433523
- Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
- Publication date: 2005-01-12
- Edition: New ed.
- Language: English
- Pages: 168
A critical examination of leadership theories past and present, "Managing without Leadership" argues that leadership as traditionally understood does not explain organizational functioning. Bounded by empiricist assumptions and methodology, and including a narrow theory of mind as symbol processor, leadership theories are unable to support their claims about leaders and their actions. Drawing on coherentist epistemology, connectionism, and the theory of self-organizing dynamic systems, a naturalistic account of organizational functioning and organization design is explored that includes leaders as non-privileged agents in the cognitive fabric of organizational life.
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