Year 2019, Volume 4 , Issue 1, Pages 81 - 108 2019-07-15

Leadership as a Relational Phenomenon: What This means in Practice

Christopher M. Branson [1] , Maureen Marra [2]


This article stands in support of Eacott’s primary intention of promoting a relational approach to leadership. However, its distinctiveness is in how this relational quality of leadership is understood, described and defended. In contrast to the essentially philosophical description provided by Eacott, this article offers a far more research-informed and practical understanding of leadership as a relational phenomenon. It begins by highlighting widespread international corporate research, which is paving the way for the general acceptance of leadership being a relational phenomenon. Also, the article draws upon a multidisciplined array of understandings to illustrate what can be considered as the relational foundational of leadership, which are then captured within seven fundamental principles of relational leadership practice. The final section of this article offers a pathway for those who wish to work towards enhancing their relational leadership capacity

Relational leadership, leadership foundations, relational leadership principles
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Makaleler
Authors

Author: Christopher M. Branson (Primary Author)
Institution: Australian Catholic University
Country: Australia


Author: Maureen Marra
Institution: inLeadership Consultancy
Country: New Zealand


Dates

Publication Date : July 15, 2019

Bibtex @research article { real589073, journal = {Research in Educational Administration and Leadership}, issn = {}, eissn = {2564-7261}, address = {}, publisher = {Dokuz Eylul University}, year = {2019}, volume = {4}, pages = {81 - 108}, doi = {10.30828/real/2019.1.4}, title = {Leadership as a Relational Phenomenon: What This means in Practice}, key = {cite}, author = {Branson, Christopher M. and Marra, Maureen} }
APA Branson, C , Marra, M . (2019). Leadership as a Relational Phenomenon: What This means in Practice. Research in Educational Administration and Leadership , 4 (1) , 81-108 . DOI: 10.30828/real/2019.1.4
MLA Branson, C , Marra, M . "Leadership as a Relational Phenomenon: What This means in Practice". Research in Educational Administration and Leadership 4 (2019 ): 81-108 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/real/issue/46944/589073>
Chicago Branson, C , Marra, M . "Leadership as a Relational Phenomenon: What This means in Practice". Research in Educational Administration and Leadership 4 (2019 ): 81-108
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ISNAD Branson, Christopher M. , Marra, Maureen . "Leadership as a Relational Phenomenon: What This means in Practice". Research in Educational Administration and Leadership 4 / 1 (July 2019): 81-108 . https://doi.org/10.30828/real/2019.1.4
AMA Branson C , Marra M . Leadership as a Relational Phenomenon: What This means in Practice. REAL is a scholarly a peer-reviewed publication. 2019; 4(1): 81-108.
Vancouver Branson C , Marra M . Leadership as a Relational Phenomenon: What This means in Practice. Research in Educational Administration and Leadership. 2019; 4(1): 108-81.