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An Integrative Framework for Responsible Leadership Practice

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Responsible leadership theory is a relatively newer addition to the field of leadership studies. It promises to strengthen the knowledge and practice of leadership by bringing more integration to the existing leadership conceptions and to enhance leadership’s accountability toward stakeholders and outcomes. The existing work around responsible leadership is contested and emergent in nature. Specifically, a few different conceptions of responsible leadership have been offered and most are grounded in the for-profit, private sector context. These existing approaches to responsible leadership do not fully attend to the values and ethics considerations relevant across multiple sectors. In this chapter, I outline and discuss a framework of responsible leadership, with an integral values-driven focus. The framework, unlike its predecessors, is intended to be applicable to multiple sectors and contexts.

I am thankful to Laurien Alexandre and Jon Wergin of Graduate School of Leadership and Change, Antioch University for their contributions towards the development of the framework presented in this chapter.

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Tirmizi, S.A. (2018). An Integrative Framework for Responsible Leadership Practice. In: Jamieson, D., Church, A., Vogelsang, J. (eds) Enacting Values-Based Change. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69590-7_9

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