Leadership and Role Modelling

Understanding Workplace Dynamics

by Shruti Vidyasagar, Poornima Hatti

Series: Palgrave Studies in Leadership and Followership

This edited volume explores the influence of role modelling as a process in the workplace; in particular, whether it can aid career development, offer psycho-social support, and provide the motivation and means to achieve goals. Chapters examine whether the dynamics of personal identification and self-belief can affect the way that role models are chosen, placing emphasis on geographical diversity and cultural aspects. By including studies of gender and followership in both American and Indian settings, the scholars and practitioners who contribute to this collection outline key aspects of role modelling, and its effect as a developmental tool in the workplace, from the perspective of the individual and organisations. This book is a valuable resource for academics interested in organisations, management, and diversity, as well as practitioners and policy-makers involved in leadership programmes, who will find its collection of both theoretical and empirical findings extremely useful.

About The Author

Shruti Vidyasagar is a lawyer and editor. She has pursued a varied legal practice in Bengaluru, India, for several years, and works as a freelance editor for a number of leading academic presses. Shruti consults with DAKSH Society, a Bengaluru-based organisation working on responsibility in politics, governance and the judiciary. One of her recent publications appears in Unveiling Women’s Leadership (Palgrave, 2015).

Poornima Hatti heads the dispute resolution team at Samvad Partners, and is based in Bengaluru. Her primary area of focus is commercial and corporate dispute resolution law as well as employment law. She co-authored ‘Is Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Curtailing Women’s Growth?’ in Unveiling Women’s Leadership (Palgrave, 2015).