Mirror Up to Leadership and Strategic Human Resource Management: An Exploratory Account
Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, Vol. 2, No. 10, 2011
9 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2011 Last revised: 5 Mar 2021
Date Written: February 1, 2011
This paper focuses upon exploring the contribution of constructionism and existential perspective for the strength and value of subjective perspective of leadership as well as strategy. It also advocates the value of subjective perspective when we give due status to this approach. It invites the reconsideration of objectivist approach to leadership on logical grounds. This paper begins by considering the valuable input of an existentialist perspective and then explores the worth and value of social constructionist approach in leadership studies and also highlights the importance of strategy making from humanistic/ existential approach.
This paper takes a new and fresh approach about reconsidering the objectivist approach to leadership and discusses the worth of subjective approach for the value of leadership as well as humanistic/ existential approach to strategy. The real worth of this paper shines out when we strategically combine the two perspectives into one i.e. social constructionist and existential perspectives.
These two perspectives act like two head lights of the vehicle of leadership from which rays of light come out for illuminating the concept of leadership. Moreover, it also presents humanistic/existential approach to strategy. From this paper long term future implications will be beneficial both for practice and it will also provide an opportunity of understandings how people view leadership. Moreover, this paper highlights ideas that might be explored in near future.
Keywords: Leadership, Strategy, Existentialism, Constructionism, Sustainable Competitive Advantage
JEL Classification: M10
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