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From Bad Leadership to Responsible Leadership: The Revolution of Motives Among Leaders

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We are facing a crisis of leadership in all private and public realms such as politics, the corporate world, media, science, as well as in our homes. This is a crisis of criteria and motives that leaders use in their daily decision-making processes. Drawing from the theory of human action of Pérez López, this chapter calls for a revolution of motives, which consists of being aware of the intentions that move us when we act and the impact of our decisions on others. This evaluation process is what we call rational motivation, which consists of taking into account the different alternatives that every decision entails and choosing the one that has the most transcendent motive among all the options with enough efficiency and effectiveness.

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  • Motives
  • Motivation
  • Bad leadership
  • Responsible leadership
  • Transcendent motives
  • Decision-making

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Jiménez, E., Chinchilla, N., Grau-Grau, M. (2021). From Bad Leadership to Responsible Leadership: The Revolution of Motives Among Leaders. In: Örtenblad, A. (eds) Debating Bad Leadership. Palgrave Debates in Business and Management. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65025-4_7

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