Family, feudalism and selfishness: Looking at Indonesian leadership through a wisdom lens

Oktaviani, Fitri, Rooney, David, McKenna, Bernard, & Zacher, Hannes (2015) Family, feudalism and selfishness: Looking at Indonesian leadership through a wisdom lens. Leadership. (In Press)

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Using Social Practice Wisdom (SPW) as a conceptual lens, we shed new light on destructive, selfish leadership and its negative effects. Our study highlights the negative effects on followers of leaders' selfishness, as well as lack of empathy and inauthenticity. Our work also sheds light on new cross-cultural leadership challenges in emerging economies like Indonesia. Analysis reveals deep tensions between Indonesian leaders' tendency to position themselves in self-serving discourses of feudalism and family, and what young, western educated Indonesian professionals now expect of leaders. Selfish leadership discourse and lack of leader wisdom jeopardize Indonesia's economic development. We argue that wise dialogical communication enhances wise leadership.

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ID Code: 93073
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Wisdom, Discourse, Employee Commitment, Values, Leadership, Indonesia
DOI: 10.1177/1742715015574319
ISSN: 1742-7169
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2016 03:14
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 23:44

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