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Leadership through the Lens of Mimetic Desire

Colin Pink (The Health Foundation)

International Journal of Leadership in Public Services

ISSN: 1747-9886

Publication date: 1 August 2008

Abstract

The author explores leadership ‘through the lens of mimetic desire’ suggesting that humans copy the behaviour of others and this is how we learn and progress. It is suggested that an effective leader is one who is able to channel this mimetic desire into shared goals, values and outcomes that can be perceived as having a wide benefit.

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Pink, C. (2008), "Leadership through the Lens of Mimetic Desire", International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 10-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/17479886200800019

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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