Harva võib kohata huvitavat mõttevahetust, kus muuhulgas piirid adekvaatse kriitika ja hinnangute vahel on hägustumas. Eesti keeles meenub kõige eredamalt Aaro Toomela vastus Jüri Alliku arvustusele ajakirjas 2018 a Akadeemias (nr 12). Siinviidatu on järg ka siinses voos koha leidnud 2021. a ilmunud kriitikale usaldavast juhtimisest (vt siit).

Tekst võiks huvi pakkuda kõikidele tudengitele (argumenteerimise õppimiseks), organisatsioonihuvilistele ja paljudele teistele, kel huvi kriitilise mõtlemise vastu.

Kontekstiks:

However, of the articles included in the authentic leadership special issue, the Katja Einola and Mats Alvesson article (2021) titled, “The Perils of Authentic Leadership Theory,” is the only one to suggest that authentic leadership is “outright perilous” to a variety of stakeholders and comparable to “pseudoscience, pop-management, consulting, and entertainment” (p. 489).

Keskne, ümberlükkamisele kuuluv väide:

The central thesis that Einola and Alvesson (2021) advance is that ALT “is not only wrong in a harmless manner, but it may be outright perilous to leadership scholars, scholarship, and those who believe in it” (p. 483). That’s quite an assertion.

Piirid hägustuvad:

Instead, we suspect that they were so caught up in their role as critical theorists, that they took a devils-advocate position to an extreme to propose counterintuitive and somewhat nonsensical arguments about the dangers of ALT.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks (kuigi, vaevalt seda vaja on):

In the case of Einola and Alvesson’s (2021) recent critique, we have presented evidence that the scientific norms for rigor, accuracy, and fair representations of the extant literature in critical discourse have not been met. Instead, we contend that Einola and Alvesson have unwittingly engaged in a form of academic gaslighting through their efforts to persuade readers to discount experiential and empirical evidence of authentic leadership, while accepting a counterintuitive view that ALT is perilous for those who embrace it.

Gardner, W. L., & McCauley, K. D. (2022). The gaslighting of authentic leadership. Leadership. https://doi.org/10.1177/17427150221111056