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Reimagining Organisational Change Leadership

Citation
Burnes B, Hughes M & By RT (2018) Reimagining Organisational Change Leadership. Leadership, 14 (2), pp. 141-158. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742715016662188

Abstract
Reimagining organisational change leadership orthodoxy requires revisiting theseminal work of Kurt Lewin and James M. Burns. Being the 20thcentury mostinfluential organisational change and leadership scholars, both radicallyreimagined their respective fields. However, often misinterpreted, misunderstoodand even misrepresented, their true recommendations were largely ignored. In thisarticle we discuss why this is so. Despite three decades of transformation andorganisational change leadership discourse, leadership is still in crisis. Workingtowards an alternative to the current orthodoxy, we reimagine organisationalchange leadership as a utilitarian consequentialist process.

Keywords
Leadership; Followership; Ethics; Utilitarian consequentialist approach; Kurt Lewin; James M. Burns; Organisational change

Journal
Leadership: Volume 14, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Burnes, Bernard; Hughes, Mark; By, Rune Todnem
Publication date30/04/2018
Publication date online08/08/2016
Date accepted by journal11/07/2016
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/23950
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN1742-7150
eISSN1742-7169
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