Reflective Leadership: Learning to Manage and Lead Human Organizations

GÖKER S. D. , Bozkus K.

CONTEMPORARY LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES, pp.27-45, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5772/64968
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-45
  • Keywords: leadership, reflective practice, management, organizations, reflective learning, REFLEXIVITY


This chapter mainly focuses on the concept of reflection as a process, both individual and collaborative, involving experience and uncertainty under the theme of reflective leadership. This type of leadership basically means learning to manage and lead human organizations. It originates from the concept of reflection defining leadership roles and responsibilities in all types of organizations. Focusing on reflection for learning in an effort to create reflective learning communities for all stakeholders taking part in both administrative and executive positions in organizations, this chapter is expected to contribute to leadership theories, to link theory and practice in concrete terms describing new leadership roles and responsibilities under the reflective thought considering its unique impact on organizational functioning.