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.
The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 19, 2009
Keywords: Iconic biography; Leaders; Managers; Organisational ethos
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