Research Handbook of Global Leadership
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Research Handbook of Global Leadership

Making a Difference

Edited by Lena Zander

The Research Handbook of Global Leadership is an exciting new Handbook that brings together an international, prominent group of scholars to take a fresh look at global leadership, and query why and how global leaders can make a difference in our world both today and in the future.
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Chapter 25: Epilogue: developing holistic leaders – beyond the obvious

Karsten Jonsen

Abstract

Leadership is romanticized, individualized and worshipped as a universal solution to many a problem, as leaders are hero’ized (e.g. Meindl, Ehrlich & Dukerich, 1985) – and some romances just never end. Nevertheless, leadership development has been democratized over time and managers at all levels are constantly upgrading their skills and capabilities to lead teams, projects and organizations. We now also think of leadership in terms of co-producing learning, rather than absorbing content, and by learning, doing and ‘growing’ at the same time. In essence, learning and personal growth have been cornerstones of the new generations of leaders.

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