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CBS Leadership - Research Paper Series


Date and time

Wednesday 16. March 2022 at 12:00 to 14:30

Registration Deadline

Tuesday 8. March 2022 at 23:00

Location

Augustinus Finden Meeting Room, Solbjerg Plads 3, D4, 2000 Frederiksberg Augustinus Finden Meeting Room
Solbjerg Plads 3, D4
2000 Frederiksberg

CBS Leadership - Research Paper Series


Event Description


16/03/2022, at 12:00-14:30, SP D4 (Augustinus Room)
Deadline for registration: 08/03/2022 

INTRODUCTION

The Leadership Research Paper Series is a part of the CBS Leadership Blue Ribbon initiative that aims at making CBS the Nordic center for leadership knowledge, research and education – connecting academia and practitioners from both the private and the public sector. 
The Paper Series is a forum for junior and senior colleagues, as well as visiting and guest scholars, to present and discuss leadership research in progress from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical traditions. 
Presenters will receive constructive feedback from discussants and attendees with the aim of developing their papers and arguments for eventual publication. The Paper Series will also function to promote discussion and debate across CBS about leadership and leadership development.  

PROGRAMME

12:00-12:15

Lunch is served

12:15-12:30

Introduction to CBS Leadership  Blue Ribbon

12:30-13:25

“The play’s the thing – Hamlet and the question of leadership”. Presentation and discussion

13:25-13:35

Break

13:35-14:30

“So I just sit there and laugh at jokes that aren’t funny: Dealing with tension and Gender in the Danish Workplace”. Presentation and discussion.


PAPER 1

“The play’s the thing – Hamlet and the question of leadership”  
As a play, the genius of Hamlet lies in the indefinite space it leaves around its themes, into which all manner of opinion forming might spill. Though the play cannot be reduced to its eponymous lead character, it is around this figure that the vagaries of the world turn; Hamlet distils the indefinite. He is a spoilt princeling who vacillates and whinges (an introspective sponger in a shirt, said Brecht). He is a renaissance figure snuffed out by the backwater that is the Danish court. He is an apogee of disciplined self-reflection. He is a cunning trickster ever alive to the inevitable tedium of ritual and the stupidity of innovation. As a proto leader, a leader forever in waiting, a figure on the brink of power that tips into ruins, the paper examines what, if anything, we might take from this equivocal fictional character when attempting understand the condition of leadership. 


Presenter: Robin Holt, Professor, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Discussant: Dan Kärreman, Professor, Department of Management, Society and Communication

PAPER 2

“So I just sit there and laugh at jokes that aren’t funny: Dealing with tension and Gender in the Danish Workplace” 
Using Complexity Leadership Theory I argue that to change and adapt to pressures for gender diversity in the top echelons of Danish organizations requires a perspective on leadership that values tension. I share the journey of thesis as a geography of what happens in between and around my interactions and conversations about gender diversity, and the way I analyze and write about the role of tension in the adaptive process towards gender diversity in Danish organizations. 


Presenter: Edmonia Baker, PhD Fellow, Department of Management, Society and Communication
Discussant: Signe Vikkelsø, Professor, Department of Organization 


Nicole Ferry, Assistant Professor (Department of Management, Society and Communication) will facilitate the discussions.

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Organizer Contact Information

Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815
conferences@cbs.dk

Organizer Contact Information

Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815
conferences@cbs.dk