Organization theory and organizational behaviour are the chief areas within which leadership theory and research have developed. However, these fields are more uncoupled than they perhaps should be. A number of conceptual similarities exist between organization theory and leadership studies, but more paradoxes emerge than there are inherent similarities to be identified. A paradox within these parallel studies is that organizational power is usually generated within a structure, whereas leadership power is often generated from relations and processes that go on between people. Organization theory is more usually studied as a formal creation, while leadership increasingly is studied as the result of relationships between people and social processes at play in organizations.
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