Identity Matters: A Critical Exploration of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity and Leadership in HRD

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Abstract

Conversations about leadership that primarily consider dominant identity groups (e.g., White people, heterosexuals, men, the able-bodied, etc.) may be less productive than those that think about leadership from the perspective of the diverse groups of people that make up our workforces. HRD's history is gendered and has demonstrated reluctance to discuss topics critically oriented toward individuals with minority-status identities. Presently lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) identity has not been addressed in the HRD leadership literature. Utilizing prior HRD leadership literature synthesized via an integrative literature review method, a popular ally development model, and six strategies for being critical in HRD, the purpose of this article is to synthesize an LGB-inclusive definition of leadership in HRD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-379
Number of pages31
JournalHuman Resource Development Review
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

Keywords

  • ally
  • bisexual
  • critical HRD
  • gay
  • integrative literature review
  • leadership
  • lesbian

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