Faculty Publications

Title

Metaphors for leadership: Military battle and friendship

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

49

Last Page

63

Abstract

This article discusses leadership in terms of two metaphors-military battle and friendship, and illustrates how these different metaphors provide contrasting conceptions of leadership and leader-follower relationships. An argument is made for the importance of a friendship metaphor in reframing our conception of the theory and practice of leadership as well as in shaping a more ethical and humane society.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1996

DOI of published version

10.1177/107179199600300106

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