Leadership as emotional labour

Nita Cherry

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Abstract

    This chapter takes up a theme identified in Chapter Eight, which explored the dynamics of trying to have influence in circumstances that place the practice of leadership work under pressure. The chapter uses the concept of emotional labour to further explore what can be involved in undertaking that sort of leadership work. It considers the accounts of the women in educational leadership roles in terms of their engagement with emotional labour.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWomen of influence in education
    Subtitle of host publicationPractising dilemmas and contesting spaces
    EditorsNita Cherry, Joy Higgs
    Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Chapter12
    Pages161-175
    Number of pages15
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9789463008150
    ISBN (Print)9789463008143, 9789463008136
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NameHigher Education Horizon

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    Cherry, N. (2017). Leadership as emotional labour. In N. Cherry, & J. Higgs (Eds.), Women of influence in education: Practising dilemmas and contesting spaces (1st ed., pp. 161-175). (Higher Education Horizon). Sense Publishers.