Journal article

Research paper: Pursuing legitimacy: Conceptualising and developing leaders' performances

E Peck, H Dickinson

Leadership and Organization Development Journal | Published : 2010


Purpose: This paper seeks to suggest that there has been little detailed exploration of the potential links between theories of performance and theories of leadership. It aims to argue for an account of leadership which goes beyond current constructivist accounts of sensemaking to one that recognises that the acceptance or confirmation by an audience of the putative leaders' legitimate authority is the primary purpose of any performance of leadership. Design/methodology/approach: Participants on the leadership development programme were asked to complete a series of individual reflective exercises, each of which links to the individual components of the development framework. Findings: Overa..

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