There appears to be a growing trend in both the popular and academic literature to portray leaders as incompetent, or worse, psychopathic and narcissistic. Given that most of us attending this conference have dedicated our careers to research, teaching, and/or perhaps even being a leader, this trend is somewhat alarming. In this paper, first a brief overview of the literature on "good and bad management" is presented; thereafter, two case stories describing challenges today's leaders face when attempting to lead change. On this basis, the authors hope to initiate a discussion on what it means to be a good leader, and more importantly, what we as researchers and teachers should be doing to develop good leaders.
Proceedings Fra 2. Konference Af Det Danske Ledelsesakademi: Fra Viden Til Handling, 2007
Main Research Area:
Ledelse - Fra Viden til Handling, 2007
Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, Department of Management