The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is the first major survey of innovations in professional practice emerging from a social constructionist orientation to social science. This key perspective has been unique in its stimulation of pioneering practices over a broad number of professions. This volume offers insights into the latest developments in theory, showcases the range and variations in practical outcomes, while pointing to emerging directions of development. The Handbook focuses on hands-on practices, while offering the theoretical tools for further enriching their application. The authors are leading figures in their fields, including organizational development, therapy, healthcare, education, research, and community building. The volume will be particularly useful for students, scholars, professional practitioners, and change makers from across the globe. PART ONE: Introduction; PART TWO: Research Practices; PART THREE: Practices in Therapeutic Professions; PART FOUR: Practices in Organizational Development; PART FIVE: Practices in Education; PART SIX: Practices in Healthcare; and PART SEVEN: Community Practices.

Working with Relational Leading and Meaning Making in Teams of Leaders

Working with Relational Leading and Meaning Making in Teams of Leaders

Working with relational leading and meaning making in teams of leaders
Lone Hersted

Introduction

In recent years, an increasing interest has been paid to the relational aspects of leading and some scholars have even started using the term relational leading as a specific understanding of leadership. This movement is highly influenced by the dialogical turn in both social and human sciences and, in relation to this, social constructionist ideas. Relational leading is linked to a relational understanding, which puts dialogue at the center of organizational life and understands leading as a shared activity, where people work together to move the organization forward, rather than it being the result of a single person's ...

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