Keeping the baby while refreshing the bathwater: Revisiting the role of singular leadership

Bruce J. Avolio, Benjamin M. Galvin, David Waldman

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Abstract

Serious questions have been raised regarding the necessity to continue focusing our research on what constitutes individual, or what the authors refer to as singular leadership. Although the authors consider these questions to be important to advancing the field of leadership theory, research, and practice, they also suggest that attempts to minimize the relevance of singular leadership may hinder progress in other domains of leadership research. In this chapter, the authors explore how and why singular leaders and their leadership matter, and how they may influence follower, peer, and organizational outcomes. The authors use a paradoxical framework to present a theoretical model and propositions that allow us to clarify the influence of different forms of singular leadership within organizations. In our examination of singular leadership, the authors consider both positive and harmful modes of attributes, cognitions, and behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMonographs in Leadership and Management
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Pages77-108
Number of pages32
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameMonographs in Leadership and Management
Volume9
ISSN (Print)1479-3571

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Cognition
Peers
Organizational outcomes
Follower
Leadership theory

Keywords

  • Abusive
  • Charismatic
  • Leader self-concept
  • Leadership
  • Organizational outcomes
  • Singular leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management

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Avolio, B. J., Galvin, B. M., & Waldman, D. (2018). Keeping the baby while refreshing the bathwater: Revisiting the role of singular leadership. In Monographs in Leadership and Management (pp. 77-108). (Monographs in Leadership and Management; Vol. 9). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-357120180000009002

Keeping the baby while refreshing the bathwater : Revisiting the role of singular leadership. / Avolio, Bruce J.; Galvin, Benjamin M.; Waldman, David.

Monographs in Leadership and Management. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2018. p. 77-108 (Monographs in Leadership and Management; Vol. 9).

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Avolio, BJ, Galvin, BM & Waldman, D 2018, Keeping the baby while refreshing the bathwater: Revisiting the role of singular leadership. in Monographs in Leadership and Management. Monographs in Leadership and Management, vol. 9, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 77-108. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-357120180000009002
Avolio BJ, Galvin BM, Waldman D. Keeping the baby while refreshing the bathwater: Revisiting the role of singular leadership. In Monographs in Leadership and Management. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. 2018. p. 77-108. (Monographs in Leadership and Management). https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-357120180000009002
Avolio, Bruce J. ; Galvin, Benjamin M. ; Waldman, David. / Keeping the baby while refreshing the bathwater : Revisiting the role of singular leadership. Monographs in Leadership and Management. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2018. pp. 77-108 (Monographs in Leadership and Management).
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