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Learning from historical periods: zeitgeist correlations between environment, leadership, and strategy

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  • Vikram Murthy
  • David McKie
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    This paper posits that a firm's strategy, leadership responses and processes are correlated to specific environments, with characteristics that broadly correlate with different eras. It suggests how theories of leadership styles, which have emerged as a consequence of environmental changes, can augment understanding of contextually related trends. It examines how these cluster around transactional leadership, transformational or new-leadership, and new new-leadership and argues that this clustering has an involuntary, but deleterious, loss of focus on significant alternative leadership perspectives of particular contemporary relevance. To incorporate these developments, this paper proposes a leadership repertoire, which it calls the 'ensemble leadership' approach.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 331-344

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:wremsd:v:4:y:2008:i:4:p:331-344

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    Keywords: environment; transactional; transformational; new-new leadership; ensemble leadership; mindfulness; virtuousness; world-citizenry; connectedness; business strategy; leadership styles.;

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