Corkindale (2010) criticized BP’s corporate culture, exposing five main weaknesses: 1) Dysfunctional organizational cultures; 2) Timing for crisis spin; 3) Leaders should collaborate, not scoring points or deflecting blame; 4) Leaders should serve their environment (companies, people, and communities); 5) Leadership is not only about position and title. Daft (2010, p.26) proposed that organizations should be able to adapt their structure to fit the conditions in their external environment, seeing the contingency theory as theoretical background.… Read More Can oil companies learn to be less devastating? The case of Deepwater Horizon
When we talk about power in the context of leadership (DuBrin, 2013, p.4), we can borrow Foucault’s idea of relationship. Those, who possess power, have also the ability to shape his followers’ behaviour with threat of violence, financial leash, and authority in the social context and politics (Alsobaie, 2015, p.155). Foucault believed that power cannot exist without freedom, while according to Max Weber, another defines power as “the actual enactment of violence and/or the violation of a person’s physical space.”… Read More Power and Leadership
When trying to understand the concept of happiness many literature is available, as we live in the second wave of new age spirituality. The consumerism is extended on such level, that everything we experience is measured by possession. Possession cannot make us happier, but we are getting happier because we have more opportunity to experience a vague number of happy moments. … Read More Does getting rich makes us happier?
“Systems theory provides such an approach and can consequently be considered a field of inquiry rather than a collection of specific disciplines” (Laszlo, 1998). Theory is integrating several of sciences, working on unifying principles toward the goal of unity of science.… Read More Narcissistic behaviours are hidden and embedded in different situations and layers of society
Mourinho is a charismatic football manager from Portugal, who proved himself as an effective leader if criterion is titles he won with his teams. He is one of the most controversial football managers, who managed to become not only a successful manager, but also a leader. His statement, that he will leave his position only if he loses players’ trust, puts him in a clear position of a leader who knows what he needs to complete his job (n.d., 2015). … Read More Mourinho’s leadership style