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Iconic biography (IB) and its impact on the pursuit of excellence

Iconic biography (IB) and its impact on the pursuit of excellence The new concept ‘iconic biography’ (IB) is explained. Its impact on managers who aspire to lead their organisations to outstanding performance is described using contrasting examples from the public sector. The relationship between a leader's IB and their ability to influence organisational ethos and culture is also described with survey evidence as to the impact on staff attitudes and morale. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Emerald Publishing

Iconic biography (IB) and its impact on the pursuit of excellence

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1747-9886
DOI
10.1108/17479886200900015
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Abstract

The new concept ‘iconic biography’ (IB) is explained. Its impact on managers who aspire to lead their organisations to outstanding performance is described using contrasting examples from the public sector. The relationship between a leader's IB and their ability to influence organisational ethos and culture is also described with survey evidence as to the impact on staff attitudes and morale.

Journal

The International Journal of Leadership in Public ServicesEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 19, 2009

Keywords: Iconic biography; Leaders; Managers; Organisational ethos

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