Monthly Archives: November 2013

Anticommons and Environment – 6219-3

The notion of an anticommons was developed by Michael Heller in 1998 to describe occurrences of resource underutilization, as a consequence of the existence of too many parties with ownership rights to that resource. Since then, the concept has been … Continue reading

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Hsiang Sheng – 6219-2

The title of this post comes from the Taoist notion of mutual arising. Lesley Prince uses this idea to capture the fact that the task and relationship aspects of leadership are inseparably intertwined and that they develop together, sometimes at … Continue reading

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Place and Space – 6219-1

If we assume that context is important in understanding leadership, then ontologically we must determine what sort of entity a particular context, like an organization, is and what part it plays in making things happen. Jackie Ford and Nancy Harding … Continue reading

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Charisma and Corporate Cults – 6106-T8

Dennis Tourish and Naheed Vatcha carried out an analysis of charismatic leadership and corporate cultism at Enron. The company, that at one point employed over 20,000 people and claimed revenues of around $100 billion in 2000, filed for bankruptcy in … Continue reading

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Meetings and Time – 6106-T7

One of the cold hard facts of organizational life is that you cannot avoid attending meetings. In fact, meetings make up such a large part of routine organizational activity, it is fair to suggest that meetings provide one of the … Continue reading

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