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Toward 'socially constructive' social constructions of leadership

By Keith Grint and Brad Jackson

Abstract

In their introductory editorial essay for this special issue, David Grant and Gail Fairhurst have done us a great service by valiantly producing a "Sailing Guide" to the Social Construction of Leadership (Fairhurst & Grant, 2010). As with rounding the Capes, this is not a task for the faint of heart. A sailing guide is designed to provide vital knowledge about a particular sea or coast, providing us with charts, warnings about potential hazards and an indication where we might find safe havens in a storm. Their sailing guide does this to great effect as it skilfully "boxes the compass" by revealing all of the potential directions that one might set one‟s sail by if one was sufficiently foolhardy to embark on a cruise of the social construction of leadership

Topics: HD28, BF, HM
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:3608

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