International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Purposeful Resistance Leadership Theory
Ron Prindle

A new leadership theory is suggested and pertains to the general topic of power whereby mid-level organizational leaders resist organizational change for the purpose of retaining their position of power in the organization. The purposeful resistance theory relates to the power dimension of leader role behavior in the context of the organizational setting. The topic is especially salient given the frequency of organizational change events within the contemporary business environment.

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