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Addicted to leadership: From crisis to recovery

Hartley, Lucie; Bolden, Richard

Authors

Lucie Hartley

Richard Bolden Richard.Bolden@uwe.ac.uk
Dir of Res Ctr - Ldrship & Behav Change



Abstract

This chapter looks at why we default towards toxic types of leadership and compares this behaviour to the drivers behind drug and alcohol addiction. Changing our mental models of leadership, the authors argue, is akin to the process of recovery. They describe how the behaviours of toxic leaders create dependence on the part of followers and show how techniques of recovery can be used to reduce that dependence and show the limitations of ‘heroic’ leadership. Toxic leadership is bad for us in many ways, not least for our mental health.

Citation

Hartley, L., & Bolden, R. (2022). Addicted to leadership: From crisis to recovery. In Post-Pandemic Leadership: Exploring solutions to a crisis (112-126). Abingdon: Routledge

Acceptance Date Aug 25, 2021
Publication Date Apr 29, 2022
Deposit Date Jun 22, 2022
Publicly Available Date Oct 30, 2023
Publisher Routledge
Pages 112-126
Book Title Post-Pandemic Leadership: Exploring solutions to a crisis
Chapter Number 11
ISBN 9780367775148
Keywords Leadership; addiction; toxic; crisis
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9657548
Publisher URL https://www.routledge.com/Post-Pandemic-Leadership-Exploring-Solutions-to-a-Crisis/Witzel/p/book/9780367775148

Files

This file is under embargo until Oct 30, 2023 due to copyright reasons.

Contact Richard.Bolden@uwe.ac.uk to request a copy for personal use.






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