Outsider Leadership

Insights and Interviews from Business Leaders

Authors: O'Riordan, C., Kelliher, F., Flood, P.C., Higgs, M.

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  • Introduces the concept of 'outsider leaders' into leadership literature
    Includes a number of leadership concepts to analyse the implications of outsider leaders
    Presents a number of interviews and case studies of successful business leaders

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Encompassing interviews with managing directors and CEOs, this book explores the role of business outsiders as leaders. Viewing the term ‘outsider’ in a broad sense, the book considers leader background, perspective, gender, training and family membership and examines the implications, challenges and benefits brought by outsider leaders to their respective business environments. The authors explore questions and themes such as how outsider leaders can enrich an organisation, the importance of relationships and adopting a ‘hybrid’ approach, illuminated by interviewee perspectives. Introducing discussion and analysis through these narratives, Outsider Leadership distils commonalities to frame understanding of their experiences.

About the authors

Chris O’Riordan is a Lecturer in Accounting and Head of the Centre for Management Research in Healthcare & Healthcare Economics at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. 

Felicity Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management and Co-Founder of RIKON Research Group, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. 

Patrick C. Flood is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Co-Director of the Leadership and Talent Institute at Dublin City University, Ireland.

Malcolm Higgs is Professor of Organisation Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Hull University Business School, UK.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    O’Riordan, Chris (et al.)

  • The Outsider Concept and Outsider Leader: A Literature Review

    Pages 5-39

    Buckland, Patrick (et al.)

  • From Politics to Business: How Wide Is the Leadership Gap?

    Pages 41-61

    O’Riordan, Chris (et al.)

  • Leading Within a Male-Dominated Sector: The Female Outsider Leader Landscape

    Pages 63-86

    Kelliher, Felicity (et al.)

  • Serial Outsider Leadership: Coming in from the Cold?

    Pages 87-112

    O’Riordan, Chris (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Outsider Leadership
Book Subtitle
Insights and Interviews from Business Leaders
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97463-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97463-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97462-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 242
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