Shame is a common, yet seldom acknowledged emotion. Shame signals a threatened social bond in which the claim of as what one wants to be seen (i.e., the claim for a certain relational identity and relative status positioning) is neglected by the other party. Using a case study approach, this chapter provides insights into how shame shapes the relationship and leadership structure in organizations. The case used is based on a documentary TV show; hence this chapter also provides insight in the use of visual/TV material to gain insight in relational leadership dynamics.
This chapter was enabled by the support of CeFEO and the Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius Stiftelse.
Plate, M. (2015), "Shame and the Undoing of Leadership – An Analysis of Shame in Organizations", New Ways of Studying Emotions in Organizations (Research on Emotion in Organizations, Vol. 11), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 81-107. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1746-979120150000011005Download as .RIS
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