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Dark Sides of Organizational Behavior and Leadership


Aida Alvinius

National Defence College Kenya, Kenya

In recent years, scholars have focused more on the "dark sides of leadership." Both the negative and positive aspects of the relationship between leaders and followers are considered. But the relationship between leaders and followers is also influenced by the context in which the relationship occurs. Organizational aspects such as culture and structures are studied in relation to how negative leadership develops. Organizations, just like humans, are able to develop justifications for their actions, to self-aggrandize by claiming their exclusivity. In this book, the dark sides of organizational behaviors and leadership are considered from different aspects and contexts. The book contributes knowledge of how negative leadership develops, what part organizational structures play, and what the consequences are for the leader, the subordinates and the organization.

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Dark Sides of Organizational Behavior and LeadershipEdited by Maria Fors Brandebo

Published: January 3rd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71976

ISBN: 978-1-78984-751-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-750-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-637-7

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

11295 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Dark Sides of Organizations and Leadership - An Integrative Approach and Definitions

By Maria Fors Brandebo and Aida Alvinius


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2. Dark Side of Leadership in Educational Setting

By Seema Arif


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3. Situational Incompetence: An Investigation into the Causes of Failure of a Large-Scale IT Project

By Darryl Carlton


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4. We Are Asking the Wrong Question about Leadership: The Case for ‘Good-Enough’ Leadership

By Tom Karp


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5. Negative Leadership in Architectural Design Offices

By Esin Kasapoğlu


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6. The Havoc of Good Intentions: Destructive Leadership through the Gender Lens

By Irja Malmio and Sofia Nilsson


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7. Dynamic Capabilities for People-Centric Management in Turbulent Times

By Herbert Nold


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8. The Dark Side of Service Leaders

By Daniel T.L. Shek, Po Chung and Diya Dou


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9. Toxic Leadership: The Most Menacing Form of Leadership

By Nivedita Singh, Santoshi Sengupta and Santosh Dev


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