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A widely used tool for 360-degree feedback can encourage unethical leadership

Wilson, Suze, Harding, Nancy, Ford, Jackie and Lee, Hugh (2021) A widely used tool for 360-degree feedback can encourage unethical leadership. LSE Business Review (20 Oct 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While 360-feedback tools claim scientific credibility and are widely used in leadership development, the expectations they convey to aspiring leaders may foster unethical leadership. Suze Wilson, Nancy Harding, Jackie Ford, and Hugh Lee analyse a widely used tool for 360-degree feedback that claims to measure transformational leadership, a model advocating that leaders can and should transform their followers to achieve outstanding results. They find that the tool encourages leaders to regard themselves as superior to others and to undermine followers’ moral autonomy to choose what kind of person they want to be—implying paternalism by leaders at best and domination at worst.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 13:39
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2021 13:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112638

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