The Social Construction of Leadership: A Sailing Guide

  title={The Social Construction of Leadership: A Sailing Guide},
  author={Gail T. Fairhurst and David Stephen Grant},
  journal={Management Communication Quarterly},
  pages={171 - 210}
A growing body of literature now exists concerning the social construction of leadership. This literature draws on a variety of definitions of social constructionism, multiple constructs, and an array of perspectives, approaches, and methods. To identify and understand the differences among them, this article provides a sailing guide, comprising four key dimensions, to the social construction of leadership. It applies the guide to the social constructionist leadership literature, including the… 

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