A Renewed Darwinian Theory of Responsible Leadership

35 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2010 Last revised: 2 Nov 2013

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Michael Pirson

Fordham University - Graduate School of Business Administration; Harvard University; Humanistic Management Network

Date Written: April 4, 2010


Drawing on insights from evolutionary psychology and modern neuroscience, this paper highlights propositions about human nature that have far reaching consequences, when applied to leadership. Based on Paul Lawrence's work, I examine the main factors of human survival and extend them to a model for leadership in the 21st century. The discussion ends with an outlook on the organizational and structural conditions that would allow for better and more balanced leadership.

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Pirson, Michael, A Renewed Darwinian Theory of Responsible Leadership (April 4, 2010). Fordham University Schools of Business Research Paper No. 2010-014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1584422 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1584422

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