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The Theatre of War : leader development between personal identity and person-in-role

The Theatre of War : leader development between personal identity and person-in-role


Title: The Theatre of War : leader development between personal identity and person-in-role
Author: Firing, Kristian
Thorkelsdóttir, Rannveig Björk   orcid.org/0000-0002-1623-8297
Chemi, Tatiana
Date: 2022-01-18
Language: English
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Department: Faculty of Subject Teacher Education
Series: Culture and Organization; ()
ISSN: 1475-9551
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2022.2028146
Subject: Leiðtogar; Menntun; Leikhús; arts-Based; education; Leader development; performance; theatre; Cultural Studies; Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/3239

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Firing , K , Thorkelsdóttir , R B & Chemi , T 2022 , ' The Theatre of War : leader development between personal identity and person-in-role ' , Culture and Organization . https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2022.2028146

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The aim of this study was to develop new knowledge about theatre as a form of and platform for learning in leadership development. We asked: How is theatre perceived as learning in leadership development? The context of our study was leadership training at the Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy, where a group of 14 leaders was given the assignment The Theatre of War: Planning and performing a five-act show for an audience of 50 people at the city theatre. Eight in-depth interviews were conducted and participatory observations were documented in the educator’s logbook. Our data analysis developed five categories of findings. Our research points out at the ways in which theatre is perceived as learning in leadership development, broadening from the feeling of uncertainty and anxiety to the experience of community, holistic identity, empathy towards the other and oneself, and transformative learning.

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Publisher Copyright: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Acknowledgements: This research has been funded by the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships Programme. We are grateful to the students who participated in this study and wish to acknowledge their openness and their enthusiasm during the investigation and the educational experience.

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