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'In Search of the Bear' - Research on Russian Leadership
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In 1991 Rost brought up words of Barnard who stated in 1948 that leadership at the time was seen as a ‘dogmatically stated nonsense’ (p.80), while by Rost's time, leadership knowledge increase and amount of the literature dedicated to this topic had grew from a small hill to a size of a small mountain (p.175). Nowadays Rost’s “mountain of books” about leadership multiplied many times and leadership is recognized to be not only the way to guide an organization or a country, but also a way of personal and professional life within a group of any kind. ‘To lead is to live dangerously because when leadership counts, when you lead people through difficult change, you challenge what people hold dear – their daily habits, tools, loyalties, and ways of thinking – with nothing more to offer perhaps than a possibility’ (Heifetz & Linsky 2002, p.2).

Understanding and studying leadership helps groups and groups’ members on all the levels. But among all the “book of the mountain”, curiously enough, very few are dedicated to Russian leadership.

Russia has experienced plural historical changes that have definitely had a great influence on development of Russian leadership, nevertheless very few authors speak about Russian leadership as it is, other than a politicalpower. Such knowledge would benefit not only Russian leaders and followers, but also representatives of other countries who deal with Russian people for all sorts of reasons as well as those who have some interest in the subject. Knowing one's own strengths and weaknesses allows one to become more efficient in personal and professional life.

‘The Art of Leading Others Comes From the Art of Leading Oneself’ (interpretation of Plato by Philippe Daudi).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 124 p.
Keyword [en]
Russia, Leadership, Russian Leaders, Historical analysis, Russian Leadership, Traits
National Category
Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26807OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-26807DiVA: diva2:630612
Subject / course
Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Educational program
Leadership and Management in International Context, Master Programme, 60 credits
Presentation
2013-05-23, Kalmar, 10:00 (English)
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Available from: 2013-06-19 Created: 2013-06-19 Last updated: 2013-06-19Bibliographically approved

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