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Once learned, never forgotten: effective leadership development with social construction as a threshold concept

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Purpose: This paper aims to discuss leadership development with social construction as the underpinning theory.

    Design/methodology/approach: This is an autoethnographic study of the author’s insights from teaching leadership from a social construction perspective.

    Findings: The social construction approach to leadership looks and behaves as a threshold concept in leadership. It takes students’ learning to a higher level, opens up a new curriculum, and changes their understanding of leadership for good.

    Originality/value: The discovery that the social construction approach to leadership looks and behaves as a threshold concept suggests that there is something fundamentally important with this perspective. It positions the social construction approach as an overarching theory that helps students re-evaluate, appreciate, and find value in traditional leadership theories.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Billsberry, J. (2016). Once learned, never forgotten: effective leadership development with social construction as a threshold concept. Development and Learning in Organizations, 30 (6), 24-26.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84999828442

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 24

End Page


  • 26

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Purpose: This paper aims to discuss leadership development with social construction as the underpinning theory.

    Design/methodology/approach: This is an autoethnographic study of the author’s insights from teaching leadership from a social construction perspective.

    Findings: The social construction approach to leadership looks and behaves as a threshold concept in leadership. It takes students’ learning to a higher level, opens up a new curriculum, and changes their understanding of leadership for good.

    Originality/value: The discovery that the social construction approach to leadership looks and behaves as a threshold concept suggests that there is something fundamentally important with this perspective. It positions the social construction approach as an overarching theory that helps students re-evaluate, appreciate, and find value in traditional leadership theories.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Billsberry, J. (2016). Once learned, never forgotten: effective leadership development with social construction as a threshold concept. Development and Learning in Organizations, 30 (6), 24-26.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84999828442

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 24

End Page


  • 26

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom