Problems, problems, problems: The social construction of ‘leadership’

  title={Problems, problems, problems: The social construction of ‘leadership’},
  author={Keith Grint},
  journal={Human Relations},
  pages={1467 - 1494}
  • K. Grint
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Sociology
  • Human Relations
The invasion of Iraq was premised upon accounts of the situation that have proved unsustainable, but that has not generated a change in the strategy of the coalition forces. Conventional contingency accounts of leadership suggest that accurate accounts of the context are a critical element of the decision-making apparatus but such accounts appear incapable of explaining the decisions of those engaged. An alternative model is developed that adapts the Tame and Wicked problem analysis of Rittell… 

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