Waiting for Godot: Eight major problems in the odd field of leadership studies

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Abstract

This paper identifies eight significant shortcomings in leadership studies. The field is large, divergent and fragmented, making it difficult to make broad generalizations, but the majority of all research suffer from most of what may be referred to as the Hollywood, Disneyland, closed system, two kinds of people, bees and the honeypot, reification, tautology and hyperreality problems. The paper suggests ways of reducing these problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-43
Number of pages17
JournalLeadership
Volume15
Issue number1
Early online date3 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

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Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Godot
  • honey pot
  • leadership
  • reification
  • tautology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Strategy and Management

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