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Title: The introduction of a new theoretical lens through which to further develop leadership theory and practice
Author: By, Rune
ISNI:       0000 0004 7967 1885
Awarding Body: Staffordshire University
Current Institution: Staffordshire University
Date of Award: 2019
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This thesis outlines my contribution to knowledge. I have: ✓ established a common ground in the field of organisational change; ✓ further developed change readiness theory; ✓ expanded understanding of organisational change in higher education; ✓ explicitly linked organisational change to leadership and ethics and reimagined the understanding of leadership. Further developing my contribution to leadership as a utilitarian consequentialist process - emphasising the consequences of any action, and on achieving the best possible outcome for the largest number of people/stakeholders - I am conceptualising the Telos Leadership Lens through which existing leadership theory and practice can be reframed and further developed with a focus on doing (utilitarian consequentialism) rather than being (virtue ethics) and establish leadership as the shared pursuit of delivering on purpose rather than as a relationship between leaders and followers. The Telos Leadership Lens is supported by three principles: 1) Leadership is a verb; 2) Leadership is the shared pursuit of delivering on purpose; 3) Purpose to be driven by internal goods such as sustainable development.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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