publication . Article . 2012

Leadership Manipulation and Ethics in Storytelling

Tuomo Takala; Tommi Auvinen; Teppo Sintonen; Anna-Maija Lämsä;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 Sep 2012
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
This article focuses on exerting influence in leadership, namely manipulation in storytelling. Manipulation is usually considered an unethical approach to leadership. We will argue that manipulation is a more complex phenomenon than just an unethical way of acting in leadership. We will demonstrate through an empirical qualitative study that there are various types of manipulation through storytelling. This article makes a contribution to the literature on manipulation through leadership storytelling, offering a more systematic empirical analysis and a more nuanced view of the topic than previously existed by outlining how managers engage in manipulative storyte...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION
free text keywords: Leadership, Ethics, Unethical, Manipulation, Storytelling, Narrative, Narration, Social constructionism, ta512, Economics and Econometrics, General Business, Management and Accounting, Business and International Management, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Law, Epistemology, Quality of Life Research, Sociology, Qualitative research, Business ethics, Social psychology, Phenomenon
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