Using Aesthetic Dramas to Transform Leadership Practice in the Public Sector in Denmark

  • Poula HelthEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities book series (PSBAH)


Helth has developed an art-based method (ABM) aimed professionalisation of leadership in organisational contexts. The method draws on the notion of aesthetic drama as a place for leaders’ creative experiments in ‘playing with’ their everyday problems. The purpose is to develop leaders’ art-based competences through practising leadership in practice. The chapter unfolds how practising aesthetic drama requires training sessions, as for example leaders’ common drawings of the sensed condition of their leadership and the vision of their future leadership. The best impact of using aesthetic drama is collective sessions based on a learning design with planning, preparation, presentation and processes of learning.


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  1. 1.Copenhagen Business SchoolCopenhagenDenmark

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