Current Trends in Practicing Leadership: Evidence From the Harvard Business Review

Palalar Alkan D., Özbebek Tunç A.

in: Cases on Global Leadership in the Contemporary Economy, Ivonne Chirino-Klevans, Editor, IGI Global, Connecticut, pp.137-165, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Connecticut
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-165
  • Editors: Ivonne Chirino-Klevans, Editor
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


There is a growing body of theoretical and practical studies conducted on a variety of subjects under the multifaceted leadership concept. In this chapter, the authors first explain recently discussed concepts in the Leadership Quarterly by category (leader, contingency, outcome, and leadership development) and subcategory (traits; leader-subordinate interaction, leadership style, organizational; leader, followers, organizational), explore current leadership trends at practice by analyzing Harvard Business Review articles, and then compare them. The essential objective of this chapter is to explore the current trends emerging from real business life in comparison to theoretical development in the leadership field and to highlight common concepts coming from the theory and practice of leadership. From this aspect, this chapter may provide a basis for comparative leadership studies and contribute to the related literature and practical studies. The strength of this study is to present a comparison between current theoretical and practical leadership trends by conducting a content analysis.