Fostering Paradox Resonance: Exploring Leaders’ Communication of Paradoxes during Crisis

Rikke Kristine Nielsen, Joe Cheal, Camille Pradies

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The communication from leaders during a time of crisis significantly impacts how the crisis unfolds. Leaders also play a decisive role in fostering either virtuous or vicious dynamics when organizations are torn between competing demands
(Pradies et al., 2020; Smith, 2014). But never has it been more
pressing for organizational leaders to be mindful of what and
how they communicate than in the COVID-19 crisis. In many
cases, the current pandemic has surfaced the “invisible currents of paradox” (Quinn & Nujella, 2017, p. vii) operating within organizations, making it vital for leaders to craft messages that align people’s beliefs and actions and mobilize them towards a common goal.
TidsskriftJournal of Management Inquiry
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)157-159
StatusUdgivet - 27 jan. 2021

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Dette essay er del af en essay samling:
Pradies, C., Aust, I., Bednarek, R., Brandl, J., Carmine, S., Cheal, J., ... & Keller, J. (2021). The lived experience of paradox: how individuals navigate tensions during the pandemic crisis. Journal of Management Inquiry, 30(2), 154-167.


  • Leadership communication
  • Crisis communication
  • Organizational paradox
  • Leadership paradox
  • Follower paradox
  • Ledelsesparadoks
  • Ledelsesparadokser
  • Organisatorisk paradoks
  • Ledelseskommunikation
  • Organizational Communication
  • Organisationskommunikation
  • Krisekommunikation
  • Paradox
  • Paradox communication
  • Paradokskommunikation
  • Resonance
  • The Lived Experience of Paradox: How Individuals Navigate Tensions during the Pandemic Crisis

    Pradies, C., Carmine, S., Cheal, J., e Cunha, M. P., Gaim, M., Keegan, A., Miron-Spektor, E., Nielsen, R. K., Pouthier, V., Sharma, G., Sparr, J., Vince, R. & Keller, J., apr. 2021, I: Journal of Management Inquiry. 30, 2, s. 154-167 14 s.

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  • Understanding a Crisis through Communal Theorizing

    Sharma, G., Pradies, C., Carmine, S., Stackman, R. W., Smith, W. K., Lewis, M. W., Bednarek, R., Brandl, J., Buzzanell, P. M., Fairhurst, G. T., Hartel, C. E. J., Krzeminska, A., Le, P. L., Le, J. K., Li, X., Mafico, N., Gaim, M., Miron-Spektor, E., Nielsen, R. K., Putnam, L. L., & 10 flereRaza, H., Rocheville, K., Schrage, S., Sheep, M. L., Slawinski, N., Stadtler, L., Winther-Hansen, C., Aust, I., Cheal, J. & Pamphile, V. D., 2021, s. 1. 10 s.

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