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GéPS Conference – Reflexive Leadership

June 29, 2017 from 12:15 to 14:00

Mats Alvesson - Professor Lunds University

Leadership vocabulary is popular and seductive and easily lead to ’everything and nothing’ as well as wishful thinking. It often has a stupefying effect, and can be seen as an example of a 'functional stupidity’, boosting the identity and ego of managers (eager to see themselves as leaders) and turning professionals and other employees into followers. This is, arguably, increasingly popular in contemporary organizations (and among academics). The talk addresses leadership and its alternatives, arguing for reflexive leadership - where managers and subordinates consider and work with a mix of modes of organizing workplace relations, both asymmetrical (leadership, management, power) and symmetrical (network relations, group work, autonomy).

Conference in English

A joint presentation by the Strategy as Practice Study Group, the Chair in Strategic Management in Pluralistic Settings and the Pierre Péladeau Chair of Leadership.

Bring your lunch, coffee and juice will be served!


HEC Montréal, Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal
Université de Montréal
Room Rona, 1st floor (blue section)

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