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Viewing the leadership narrative through alternate lenses: An autoethnographic investigation
Management revue: The international review of management studies (2008)
  • Ken Parry
Abstract
This conceptual-theoretical article revisits the work of Parry and Hansen on the nature of the organizational story as leadership. The present article is written in the autoethnographic style. The original narrative work is re-examined through the lenses of autoethnography, narrative theory, metaphor/discourse, critical realism and conventional quantitative research. The insights provided by this methodological triangulation are examined. The conclusion is that organizational stories will reflect leadership if they are plausible to the intended audience, give all organizational members an empowered part in the story, have a moral to the story, and have a happy ending. The overarching theme that is proposed is of leadership as the generation of individual hope for a better existence. © Copyright Rainer Hampp Verlag, 2008
Keywords
  • organizational story,
  • leadership,
  • autoethnography,
  • critical realism,
  • metaphor
Publication Date
January 1, 2008
Citation Information
Ken Parry. "Viewing the leadership narrative through alternate lenses: An autoethnographic investigation" Management revue: The international review of management studies Vol. 19 Iss. 2 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ken_parry/6/