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dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Brigid J.
dc.contributor.authorParker, Polly
dc.contributor.authorInkson, Kerr
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-13T02:29:00Z
dc.date.available2010-07-13T02:29:00Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationCarroll, B.J., Parker, P. & Inkson, K. (2010). Evasion of boredom: An unexpected spur to leadership? Human Relations, 63(7), 1031-1049.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/4139
dc.description.abstractBoredom has been largely omitted from the leadership literature, or dismissed as a problem, incongruent with effective leadership. Our research showed that the boredom discourse of senior managers engaged in a leadership development programme contrasted with their construction of challenge in leadership. In a second study, managers considered boredom to be a characteristic of followers not leaders, antithetical to leadership, and a problem to be solved through leader-initiated change. These managers therefore accepted a prevalent negative discourse on boredom and sought to respond to it not by reflecting on it but by initiating change. The experience and consideration of boredom may provide the impetus for creativity, risk-taking, curiosity and challenge-seeking, and may foster sustained and embedded individual and organizational learning. Attending to a more holistic range of phenomena and living with leadership ‘troughs’ as well as ‘peaks’ may ultimately create a more reflexive, resilient and agile leadership.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSageen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://hum.sagepub.com/content/63/7/1031.abstracten_NZ
dc.subjectboredomen_NZ
dc.subjectchangeen_NZ
dc.subjectdiscourseen_NZ
dc.subjectleadershipen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial construction of emotionen_NZ
dc.titleEvasion of boredom: An unexpected spur to leadership?en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0018726709349864en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfHuman Relationsen_NZ
pubs.begin-page1031en_NZ
pubs.elements-id35036
pubs.end-page1049en_NZ
pubs.issue7en_NZ
pubs.volume63en_NZ


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