Language and Discourse as a Leadership Tool in Chaos Environment

  • Mehmet ŞişmanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


Language is a tool of communication and agreement between people and also a management and leadership tool. Organizational and managerial actions are based largely on language and discourse. Phenomenon known as organization has been formed the basis of communication and discourse since the formation stage and organization has continued its existence with discourse. People who are coming together around common goals for organization and the social reality of the organization as a result of dialogue based on the language. Leadership process like other managerial actions largely consist of actions based on language. In this regard, language of the leaders, the world which is created with the concepts that make up that language are extremely important for followers. The language keeps an important place in the contemporary debate on leadership. Accordingly, leadership is defined as a language game that consists of largely language-based action. Although there are hundreds of definitions on leadership in the literature, one of the outstanding issues according to these definitions is that leadership is seen as a process of influence. Language is one of the affect tools. The basic way of understanding and expressing organizational life and managerial actions are analyze language structure, language products and discourse format of people who are in organizational life and actions. Aim of this study is that draw attention to the role of language as a tool of management and leadership for understanding organizational life and subjective aspects of organizational life by trying to show the importance of language and discourse in analyzing organizations. In crisis situations, discourse and the language that managers’ used are also extremely effective for the overcome the crisis and for the end of the chaos. Managers can used language and discourse as an affect tool in positively for exit from the chaos and for the formation of new order and also managers can also cause in an increase in chaos and the organization to become dysfunctional.


Leadership Chaos School leadership Language Discourse 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Higher Education CouncilAnkaraTurkey

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