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The banality of bad leadership and followership


The purpose of this paper is to highlight the loss of moral capital incurred by an organization from indifferent or deferential followers of bad leaders. Despite the proliferation of codes of conduct and ethics and compliance programs throughout the business community, the prevalence of malevolence and malfeasance in organizations continues to rise. While a good deal is known about bad leadership, far less is known about bad followership.


(2016). The banality of bad leadership and followership. Society and Business Review, 12 - 23.

Acceptance Date Feb 8, 2016
Publication Date Feb 8, 2016
Journal Society and Business Review
Print ISSN 1746-5680
Publisher Emerald
Pages 12 - 23
Keywords Psychopathy; Ethics; Organizational Behaviour; Corporate social responsibility; Corporate governance; Followership
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