Leadership-as-practice: Theory and application—An editor’s reflection

Joseph A Raelin
  • Leadership, April 2017, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1742715017702273

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In this review article, the editor of the new Routledge volume, Leadership-as-Practice: Research and Application, describes the foundation, thematic attributes, and critical uniqueness of leadership-as-practice, comparing it to related collective traditions in leadership and contrasting it to individualistic approaches that emphasize leader psychology. The review highlights the contributions of each chapter writer in weaving a tapestry of an emerging movement seeking to find leadership not in people but within the practices from which it springs.


Joe Raelin
Northeastern University

This review is my perspective on the book: Leadership-as-Practice: Theory and Application, citing the importance of each of the book's chapters.

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