Leadership Competence: A Socially Networked Process

This paper proposes that highly accomplished business leaders encounter specific ‘formative events’ throughout their career that play a central role in the development of their social identities, and their capacities to deal with change. It also explores the conceptual roots of the concepts of ‘Groundedness’ and ‘adaptability’ and shows that the life-stories of highly accomplished business leaders attest to them.

April, K., Vermeulen, P. & Lherhitte, G. (2005) Leadership Competence: A Socially Networked Process, 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference, Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University, 4th - 6th July

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