Skip to main content

Fair Process Leadership: The Path to Positive and Collaborative Dynamics for Owners and Their Directors

  • Chapter
  • First Online:
Value Creation for Owners and Directors

Abstract

Fair Process Leadership (“FPL”) is an integrative approach to leadership that emphasizes high levels of engagement and transparency with stakeholders, as well as objective evaluation of both outcomes and process, and an unabating commitment to continuously improve the leadership process. FPL confronts human biases head-on and leads to more effective decision making.

We explain FPL as following a cycle of five stages: Engaging, Exploring, Explaining, Executing, and Evaluating. The disciplined application of this cycle results in critical voices being heard and value-creating actions being taken and implemented with high commitment.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or Ebook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

Chapter
USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
eBook
USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book
USD 64.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book
USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

Notes

  1. 1.

    A. Goudsmet and L. Van der Heyden, The Six Dimensions of Managing High Performance Teams, INSEAD Working Paper, 2023.

  2. 2.

    Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization, Doubleday, New York, 1990.

  3. 3.

    Jim C. Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t, HarperCollins, New York, 2001.

  4. 4.

    The series is named Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and was first broadcast on Channel 4 in 2004.

  5. 5.

    John C. Harsanyi, “On the Rationality Postulates underlying the Theory of Cooperative Games,” The Journal of Conflict Resolution 5(2): 179–196, 1961.

  6. 6.

    Anatol Rapoport and Albert M. Chammah, Prisonner’s Dilemma, University of Michigan Press, 1970.

  7. 7.

    Amartya Sen, The Idea of Justice, Penguin Books, 2010.

  8. 8.

    Some might object citing the mafia as a counterexample, where loyalty is regarded as a key value. The counter to this is that most men die because of violent “settlements,” with the exception perhaps of the very senior people that indeed survive, safe and hidden. Another counter is that one sees few women engaged in the mafia: wives typically become widows.

  9. 9.

    Megan van Wolkenten, Sarah F. Brosnan, and Frans B. M. de Waal, Inequity responses of monkeys modified by effort, Biological Sciences, November 20, 2007|104 (47) 18854–18859. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0707182104

  10. 10.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-moral-life-of-babies/

  11. 11.

    There are of course an infinite number of hybrid variants.

  12. 12.

    Gerald Marwell and Ruth E. Ames, “Economists Free Ride, Does Anyone Else?”, Journal of Public Economics 15:295–310, 1981.

  13. 13.

    Gerald S. Leventhal, “What should be done with equity theory? New approaches to the study of fairness in social relationship,” in: K. Gergen, M. Greenberg, & R. Willis (Eds.), Social exchange: Advances in theory and research, pp. 27–55, Plenum Press, New York, 1980.

  14. 14.

    John Thibaut and Laurens Walker, Procedural Justice: A Psychological Analysis, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1975, and W. Chan Kim and Renée Maurborgne, “Implementing global strategies: The role of procedural justice,” Strategic Management Journal 12(S1), 1991.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Massimo Massa .

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2023 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG

About this chapter

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this chapter

Massa, M., Taraporevala, K., Van der Heyden, L. (2023). Fair Process Leadership: The Path to Positive and Collaborative Dynamics for Owners and Their Directors. In: Value Creation for Owners and Directors. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-19726-0_12

Download citation

Publish with us

Policies and ethics