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IPrA conference panel: Leadership and Discourse: Exploring leadership practices, image construction and power management
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IPrA (International Pragmatics Association)
The panel is part of the 13th IPrA conference, New Delhi, India, 8-13 September 2013
It’s been argued that managers “win the game” by understanding the rules, applying them, and purposely breaking them at times (Nielsen 2009) while leaders win by understanding that rules change, by anticipating that things move in different directions,and by inspiring their teams to follow – even without evidence (Bolden & Gosling 2006). Recent work in this area has given evidence of the crucial role of language in this game
Our interdisciplinary panel brings together wide-ranging empirical research that goes behind the scenes of organizations (business, politics, media, health and others) to unravel discursive leadership practices as they unfold in situ. In particular, we invite contributions that explore how leadership discourse is impacted by increasing pressures of glocalization (the need to communicate across cultures and languages), mediatization (leaving ubiquitous, durable digital traces), standardization (with quality management programmes negotiating organizational procedures), mobility (endless fast-paced longdistance synchronization) and acceleration (permanent co-adaption and change).
In order to get deeper insights into the competing, multi-voiced, controversial and complex identities and relationships enacted in leadership discourse practices, we welcome cross-cultural and gender-related approaches. The workshop discussion moves
We are interested in contributing to an enhanced understanding of how leadership is discursively constructed, de-constructed and re-constructed in a variety of formal and informal organizational activities from mentoring and motivating to gatekeeping and decision-making. Data can be drawn from oral, written and digital interaction, including
The official deadline for submission of abstracts for individual lectures is November 1, 2012. However, in the case of panels the abstracts should be sent first to the panel organizers, for evaluation and endorsement - ca 1 week before the official deadline.