Dissent and the Failure of Leadership

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Stephen P. Banks
Edward Elgar, Jan 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 239 pages
"The book examines how dissent is implicated in problems plaguing theory development in leadership studies. Topics explored within this framework include dissent in corporate discourses of control, real and manufactured crises, cross-generational perceptions, women leaders' personal and work lives, the professionalization of journalism, religious institutions, activist public relations and fear-based cultures. It concludes with new proposals for legitimating dissent as a unique instrument for advancing social development and avoiding failures of leadership." "Examining dissent as the critical factor that differentiates leadership failures and successes from interdisciplinary perspectives, this illuminating book will be of great interest to advanced students and teachers of leadership studies, as well as corporate executives, policymakers and other leaders aware of the need to improve leadership practices."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

Varieties of dissent
22
Dissent in times of crisis
37
Dissent and the generational divide
53
Organizational totalitarianism and the voices of dissent
75
Leading dissenting and public relations
97
Women leadership and dissent
119
Resistance dissent and leadership in practice
135
Press professionalization corporate rationalization and
149
The sanctity of dissent
169
Elevating dissent and transcending fearbased culture at
182
Making a place for the practice of dissenting
208
the promise of dissent for leaders
228
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