Economistic and Humanistic Narratives of Leadership in the Age of Globality - Towards a Renewed Darwinian Theory of Leadership

34 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2014

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Paul R. Lawrence

Harvard University, Harvard Business School (HBS) (deceased)

Michael Pirson

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

Date Written: January 5, 2014

Abstract

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. We specifically examine the main factors of human survival and extend them to a model for leadership in the 21st century. The discussion concludes with an outlook on the organizational and structural condition that would allow for better and more balanced leadership.

Keywords: Economism, Humanism, humanistic leadership, Darwin, evolutionary psychology

Suggested Citation

Lawrence, Paul R. and Pirson, Michael, Economistic and Humanistic Narratives of Leadership in the Age of Globality - Towards a Renewed Darwinian Theory of Leadership (January 5, 2014). Journal of Business Ethics, Forthcoming; Humanistic Management Network, Research Paper Series No. 14/01; Fordham University Schools of Business Research Paper No. 2391317. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2391317

Paul R. Lawrence

Harvard University, Harvard Business School (HBS) (deceased)

Michael Pirson (Contact Author)

Fordham University - Graduate School of Business Administration ( email )

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Harvard University

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Humanistic Management Network ( email )

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