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Leadership identity: using artefacts (and storytelling) to discover new insights.

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Publication date8/12/2016
Original languageEnglish
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference - School of Management, QUT Business School, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 6/12/20169/12/2016
http://anzam2016.com/

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period6/12/169/12/16
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Abstract

Artefacts are used in management education to reflect upon the experiences of participants. Story-telling has a leadership influence that is long recognised in the leadership literature. However, artefacts and story-telling have not been used concurrently in leadership and management development programmes. We used artefacts combined with story-telling to help participants understand their leadership identity. Louisa’s story and artefact are the basis of this research. We found that the story-teller gained a clearer image of their leadership identity; and engaged in more effective leadership. We also found that the audience members gained a clearer notion of their leadership identity. Implications for organizational leadership and management development programmes are posited.