Downplaying leadership. Researching how leaders talk about themselves

French, R. and Simpson, P. (2011) Downplaying leadership. Researching how leaders talk about themselves. In: Bell, D., ed. (2011) Political Leadership. Sage. ISBN 9780857020888 Available from:

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This chapter identifies the notion of downplaying leadership. Whilst some attempt is made to explore the meaning of this practice, our primary intention is to describe a method and framework for analysing the transcripts of leadership interviews. This method has been developed to help identify how leaders may sometimes use language in research interviews to play down the importance of their own leadership and of leadership in general.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:linguistic analysis, leadership, metaphor, research method
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Business Management
ID Code:12889
Deposited By: Dr P. Simpson
Deposited On:24 Nov 2010 13:08
Last Modified:22 Sep 2016 06:13

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