- Subject index
This book reconsiders organizational and managerial communication theories, research, and practice from a feminist standpoint. It looks at theoretical analyses that reconceptualize and extend boundaries in our thinking about work and organizing processes; presents women's voices through interview excerpts, poems, diary entries, and stories and explores the ways in which these concrete details of ordinary lives represent missing facets of our organizational and managerial communication work; and contains chapters that rewrite organizational and managerial constructs.
Chapter 6: Walking the High Wire: Leadership Theorizing, Daily Acts, and Tensions
Walking the High Wire: Leadership Theorizing, Daily Acts, and Tensions
Marlene's Final Diary Entry
I've accepted the new position. It's a wonderful opportunity for me—recognition of my academic work, a chance to spend more time at home with the boys (without giving up my salary and benefits), and a culture that values people. So why do I feel so conflicted? I think because I believe I failed here. I tried to lead by serving—and I failed. Failed—not to serve. I think I served well. But I failed to convince those above me that I was exercising leadership. I remained invisible to those above me. And, at the same time, I think I scared them. I ...