Title: Definition schema for redefining leadership: an integrative approach

Authors: Puneet K. Bindlish; Sharda S. Nandram; Rajen K. Gupta

Addresses: Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Banaras Hindu University Campus, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, Varanasi, India ' Nyenrode Business University, Straatweg 25, 3621 BG Breukelen, Netherlands; Praan Group, Osdorperweg 949, 1067 SW Amsterdam, Netherlands; OMRISE Banasthali University, Niwai-Jodhpuriya Road, Vanasthali, Rajasthan 304022, India ' Human Behavior and Organization Development, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India

Abstract: This paper attempts to provide an integrative definition schema suitable for redefining various definitions of leadership and building theories on leadership by following glocal fundamental research (GFR) approach which focuses both on an integrative and a holistic understanding of leadership. 'GLocal' research here refers to research that is culturally embedded in the local reality while at the same time integrative globally. An integrative view requires a broad approach including both indigenous (local) and contemporary (global) views of leadership, while a holistic approach requires the incorporation of the knower, the knowable process and knowledge of leadership from all possible perspectives and purposes. The integrative definition schema is applicable as a theoretical framework for a broader range of organisations aiming to incorporate all relevant views and the purposes of all relevant stakeholders thereby enhancing the feelings of intrapersonal and interpersonal harmony having connectedness with a higher being or feelings of transcendence.

Keywords: leadership; schema; definition; integrative; GLocal fundamental research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICBM.2019.096921

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 2019 Vol.18 No.1, pp.34 - 58

Received: 08 Feb 2018
Accepted: 12 May 2018

Published online: 29 Nov 2018 *

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