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Title: Mobilizing followers in the Spanish transition to democracy: Adolfo Suárez and Felipe González
Authors: Ortega Ruiz, Manuela
Luque Castillo, Francisco Javier
Abstract: This article tries to demonstrate the power of discourses to promote followers’ self-esteem and self-worth. Following ; ), promoting those feelings, followers refuse their individual goals in favor of a collective one. This action provides an unconditional commitment to the leader's proposals, and may pave the way for the leader. To get that objective, we analyse the Spanish case at two key moments: the Transition to democracy and the current crisis. The study of a society at two different times sheds light on the study of leadership and, more specifically, on the relationship between leaders and their followers. The methodology is qualitative, using the discourse analysis to identify those elements that Shamir et al. considered fundamental to the enhancement of self-esteem and self-worth: personal effort, faith in a better future, and past and present values, among others.
Keywords: self-concept
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd; International Leadership Association
Citation: Ortega-Ruiz, M.; Luque-Castillo, F.J. (2015). Mobilizing followers in the Spanish transition to democracy: Adolfo Suárez and Felipe González. Leadership and the Humanities, 3(2). pp. 117-132
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