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Hjältar eller Lejdare?: En studie om ledarskapsideal och ledarskap i praktiken
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Most people have a sense or understanding of leadership, this regardless if it is personallyexperienced or taught. A lot of former leadership research is focused on the leader, its attributes and functionality. From this perspective the successful leader is considered to have abilities that makes he or she someone special and extraordinary – a hero. However, a branch of more recent research takes a critical approach to this view. This critical perspective assumes that leadership is influenced and affected by other phenomena than just a strong leader. These phenomena can possibly be described as ideological or institutional. This paper aimes to critically analyze and problematize general assumptions and ideas about leadership.The study is based on interviews with six leaders from different businesses consisting of open-mindedly formulated questions about leadership. Among them are questions of the role of the leader and if there is a difference between being a leader and to excersise leadership. Also how they obtained the knowledge they possess about leadership. The study shows that people who are in a situation of leadership tend to describe it in relation to different types of leaders. These types of leaders seem to be categorizied as belonging to different generations and to them supposed ideals. The study also shows that there is a mutual dependence between leaders and followers, increasingly founded on cooperation and thereby acceptance and equality.

Abstract [sv]

Ledarskap är något de flesta har en uppfattning om, vare sig det är självupplevt eller inlärt. Stora delar av tidigare ledarskapsforskning är centrerad kring ledaren, dennes attribut och funktion. Den framgångsrike ledaren anses, sett ur detta perspektiv, ha egenskaper som gör denne till någon särskild och extraordinär - en hjälte. En förgrening inom senare forskning intar dock ett kritiskt förhållningssätt till denna syn. Detta kritiska perspektiv utgår från att ledarskap influeras och påverkas av andra fenomen än en stark ledargestalt. Dessa fenomen kan möjligen beskrivas som ideologiska eller institutionella. Denna uppsats syftar till att kri- tiskt analysera och problematisera allmänna antaganden och idéer om ledarskap. I genomfö- randet av studien har sex stycken ledare från olika verksamheter intervjuats och öppna frågor har ställts om ledarens roll, eventuella skillnader mellan att vara ledare och att utöva ledarskap samt hur de erhållit den kunskap de besitter om ledarskap. Studien påvisar att personer i le- darställning tenderar att beskriva ledarskap i relation till olika typer av ledare. Dessutom ver- kar dessa ledarskapstyper kategoriseras som tillhörande olika generationer och dåvarande, påstådda, ideal. Studien visar även på att det existerar ett ömsesidigt beroende mellan ledare och följare som alltmer bygger på samarbete och därigenom acceptans och likställdhet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Leadership, doing leadership, kunskapssociologi, critical leadership studies
National Category
Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-56131OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-56131DiVA: diva2:1078823
Subject / course
Sociologi
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Available from: 2017-03-07 Created: 2017-03-06 Last updated: 2017-03-07Bibliographically approved

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