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Positive deviance and Islamic leadership

Fontaine, Rodrigue Ancelot Harvey (2011) Positive deviance and Islamic leadership. IIUM Journal of Economics and Management Sciences, 19 (1). pp. 63-76. ISSN 1394-7680

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Abstract

This study investigates whether positive deviance can become a tool to promote leadership from an Islamic perspective. This study offers a brief review of the literature on leadership, the link between perception and leadership and leadership from an Islamic perspective. In particular, attention is drawn to the work of Beekun and Badawi (1999) in the area of leadership from an Islamic perspective. This author suggests that practitioners find it difficult to implement principles of Islamic leadership because they lack specific management tools. By reviewing the literature, this author has identified positive deviance as a management tool for leaders to challenge and change the collective perceptions of followers. Within this context, the positive deviance methodology fits in remarkably well with the framework proposed by Beekun and Badawi (1999). The suitability of positive deviance as a tool for Islamic leaders is explored.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6302/42590
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perception, Leadership, Islamic leadership, Training
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5387 Business ethics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr. Ridhwan Fontaine
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 09:21
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2015 09:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42590

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