Campus Units

University Library

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2018

Journal or Book Title

Library & Leadership Management

Volume

32

Issue

3

First Page

1

Last Page

16

Abstract

Critical leadership studies (CLS) is a recent branch of leadership studies that examines assumptions and issues with mainstream approaches to leadership development and research. This paper reviews three areas of criticism from CLS. First, leadership is a poorly defined and ambiguous concept. Second, mainstream approaches to leadership can be harmful to followers. And third, there is little evidence demonstrating that leadership development is effective. Next, a recent attempt at library leadership development, the Nexus Project, is examined against the three CLS leadership criticisms. And finally, suggestions from the CLS literature are offered on how to pursue organizational improvements outside the context and shadow of leadership.

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This article is published as Brundy, Curtis. "Critical Views of Leadership and the Academic Library." Library Leadership & Management 32, no. 3. Posted with permission.

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