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THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW THEORETICAL LENS THROUGH WHICH TO FURTHER DEVELOP LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE

BY, Rune (2019) THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW THEORETICAL LENS THROUGH WHICH TO FURTHER DEVELOP LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE. Doctoral thesis, Staffordshire University.

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This thesis outlines my contribution to knowledge. I have
 established a common ground in the field of organisational change;
 further developed change readiness theory;
 expanded understanding of organisational change in higher education;
 explicitly linked organisational change to leadership and ethics and reimagined the understanding of leadership.
Further developing my contribution to leadership as a utilitarian consequentialist process - emphasising the consequences of any action, and on achieving the best possible outcome for the largest number of people/stakeholders - I am conceptualising the Telos Leadership Lens through which existing leadership theory and practice can be reframed and further developed with a focus on doing (utilitarian consequentialism) rather than being (virtue ethics) and establish leadership as the shared pursuit of delivering on purpose rather than as a relationship between leaders and followers. The Telos Leadership Lens is supported by three principles:
1) Leadership is a verb;
2) Leadership is the shared pursuit of delivering on purpose;
3) Purpose to be driven by internal goods such as sustainable development.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Faculty: School of Business, Leadership and Economics > Business, Management and Marketing
Depositing User: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 11:40
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 11:40
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5827

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