Parry, Ken and Kempster, Stephen (2014) Love and leadership:constructing follower narrative identities of charismatic leadership. Management Learning, 45 (1). pp. 21-38. ISSN 1350-5076Full text not available from this repository.
Most extant research on charismatic leadership has an essentialist orientation which characterises it as leader behaviour, leader communication or follower dependency. Our approach is more discursively oriented. To research charismatic leadership we used aesthetic narrative positivism, which undertook utilitarian as well as critical method. We examined followers’ implicit narratives of their lived experiences of charismatic leadership in organizational settings. We examined metaphors for this experience. Most respondents identified with positive affect, a form of love story; a minority experienced negative affect, especially anger; some experienced both positive and negative emotions. We posit that if one adopts a certain identity within the context of a dramatic narrative, one might be attributed with charismatic qualities by followers. In this way we suggest that charismatic leadership might be less a gift from God and more a ‘gift from followers’.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Management Learning|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||charisma ; leadership ; love ; narrative analysis ; metaphor ; identity ; relationship|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Departments:||Lancaster University Management School > Management Development Division (MDD)|
|Deposited On:||21 Nov 2012 08:46|
|Last Modified:||14 Feb 2014 09:18|
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