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Rethinking ethical leadership using process metaphysics


Dibben, M and Wood, M and Macklin, RB and Riggio, RE, Rethinking ethical leadership using process metaphysics, Radical Thoughts on Ethical Leadership, Information Age Publishing, Inc., CL Jurkiewicz and RA Giacalone (ed), Charlotte, NC, pp. 169-198. ISBN 978-1681239897 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Ideas and knowledge of ethical leadership as something accomplished between the leader and the led, are becoming increasingly valuable. We propose a view from process philosophy in which relations determine individual leaders and followers, not the reverse. Each individual is a locus, in which a plurality of relational determinations interacts; the ethics of leadership is situated within this. The process perspective views leadership as an occasion we experience subjectively within ourselves, instead of simply looking at it objectively from the outside. Such a process perspective, grasping leadership as an internally complex occasion of experience, has implications for our understanding of what it means to be an ethical leader.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:ethics, leadership, metaphysics
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Business ethics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Dibben, M (Associate Professor Mark Dibben)
UTAS Author:Macklin, RB (Dr Rob Macklin)
ID Code:121183
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2017-09-14
Last Modified:2018-05-24

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