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ERIC Number: EJ940819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1206-9620
Slipping the Yoke of the Heroic Paradigm: Looking for Quantum Leadership
Lazaridou, Angeliki; Fris, Joe
International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, v12 n21 2008
In this paper we argue that understandings and practice of leadership continues to be constrained by adherence to the "heroic" image, even in depictions of distributed and transformational leadership. We advocate making space for quantum leadership, those instances of direction-setting that emanate from the demos rather than its representatives. We present quantum leadership as resulting from the un-choreographed interactions of individuals anywhere in a group--many nudges that, in the aggregate, determine the direction of group activities and dispositions. It is leadership regulated not by bureaucratic control structures but decisions by individuals as to how they will interact with others. It is a type of leadership that has been overshadowed by the heroic paradigm. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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