Crisis leadership and leadership styles: before, during and after

Temitope Alonge*, Christian Harrison

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Although leadership is a well-studied phenomenon, it is yet to be fully understood (Burns, 1996, Harrison, 2018). This perhaps drives the need for further studies into the leadership discourse especially as the phenomenon keeps evolving. Recent events in the world brought about by the outbreak of COVID-19 has put leadership, particularly crisis leadership under the microscope. This study examined what crisis and leadership are independently and further explored crisis leadership as a phenomenon. More interestingly in this paper is the assessment of leadership styles as they pertain to crisis in three phases- before, during and after. The paper and its investigation aim to be developed into a model that will provide an understanding of the phases of crisis and the leadership expectation of each phase.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Academy of Management 2022 Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
ISBN (Print)9780995641358
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2022
EventBritish Academy of Management Annual Conference 2022: Reimagining Business and Management as a Force for Good - Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 20222 Sept 2022 (Conference website.)


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Annual Conference 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • crisis
  • leaders
  • leadership


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