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Dissent and the Failure of Leadership
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Dissent and the Failure of Leadership

9781849800235 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Stephen P. Banks, Professor Emeritus, University of Idaho, US
Publication Date: 2009 ISBN: 978 1 84980 023 5 Extent: 256 pp
A timely discussion of dissent as a critical factor that differentiates leadership failures and successes.


This book explores the vital but largely unrecognized connections between leadership and dissent. From interdisciplinary perspectives the author demonstrates dissent as a critical factor that differentiates leadership failures and successes and examines how dissent is implicated in problems plaguing theory development in leadership studies. By way of conclusion new proposals for legitimating dissent as a unique instrument for advancing social development and avoiding failures of leadership are presented.

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This timely collection of original papers explores the vital but largely unrecognized connections between leadership and dissent. In an era when leadership failures can mean homelessness and even death for countless flood victims, losses of life savings for employees of bankrupt corporations, civilian deaths and ravaged societies in the Middle East and incalculable suffering among refugees in central Africa, the studies presented here offer analysis and correctives based on new understandings of the dissent–leadership relationship.

The book examines how dissent is implicated in problems plaguing theory development in leadership studies. Topics explored within this framework include dissent in corporate discourses of control, real and manufactured crises, cross-generational perceptions, women leaders’ personal and work lives, the professionalization of journalism, religious institutions, activist public relations and fear-based cultures. It concludes with new proposals for legitimating dissent as a unique instrument for advancing social development and avoiding failures of leadership.

Examining dissent as the critical factor that differentiates leadership failures and successes from interdisciplinary perspectives, this illuminating book will be of great interest to advanced students and teachers of leadership studies, as well as corporate executives, policymakers and other leaders aware of the need to improve leadership practices.
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Contributors: D.S. Allen, S.P. Banks, P.M. Buzzanell, G. Cheney, G.T. Fairhurst, R. Guzley, S. Hamel, D.J. Lair, J. Lipman-Blumen, B. Martin, R. Meisenbach, R. Penman, R. Remke, H.F. Stein, P. Toscano, H. Zoller
Contents
Contents:

Preface

1. The Troubles with Leadership
Stephen P. Banks

2. Varieties of Dissent
Brian Martin

3. Dissent in Times of Crisis
Jean Lipman-Blumen

4. Dissent and the Generational Divide
Stephanie Hamel and Ruth Guzley

5. Organizational Totalitarianism and the Voices of Dissent
Howard F. Stein

6. Leading, Dissenting and Public Relations
Stephen P. Banks

7. Women, Leadership and Dissent
Patrice M. Buzzanell, Rebecca Meisenbach and Robyn Remke

8. Resistance, Dissent and Leadership in Practice
Gail T. Fairhurst and Heather Zoller

9. Press Professionalization, Corporate Rationalization and the Management of Dissent
David S. Allen

10. The Sanctity of Dissent
Paul Toscano

11. Elevating Dissent and Transcending Fear-based Culture at War and at Work
George Cheney and Daniel J. Lair

12. Making a Place for the Practice of Dissenting
Robyn Penman

13. Afterword: The Promise of Dissent for Leaders
Stephen P. Banks

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