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Exploring Leadership: Individual, Organizational, and Societal Perspectives

ISBN : 9780199547661

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Author: 
Richard Bolden; Jonathan Gosling; Beverley Hawkins; Scott Taylor
Pages
232 Pages
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Paperback
Size
172 x 233 mm
Pub date
Aug 2011
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Are leaders born or made? Does each society get the leaders it deserves? How-and why-is leadership 'rhetoric' different from leadership in reality? l l Leadership is one of the most talked about yet least understood concepts in current business and society. This book explores how theoretical models and views of leadership have evolved over time; how leadership can be investigated from individual, organizational, and societal perspectives; and perennial dilemmas and emerging approaches in Leadership Studies. Positioning its discussion within a multidisciplinary framework that touches on management, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, history, literature, and politics, this book examines and critiques the common assumptions that inform the ways in which leaders and leadership are recognized, rewarded, and developed. It provides a valuable and thought-provoking overview for students and academics interested in leadership and management, practising leaders, leadership development consultants, and policy makers.

Index: 

1. INTRODUCTION: EXPLORING LEADERSHIP
Not Another Book on Leadership!
Leadership: The Panacea Of Our Times?
Changing Perspectives on Leadership
Studying Leadership
Dissatisfaction With Leadership and Management Theory and Education
Reframing Leadership Studies
Chapter Summary
2. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP
The Contested Nature of Leadership
Philosophical Origins of Contemporary Leadership Theory
Leadership Is Sexy And Management Is Boring... Or Are They?
Contemporary Theories of Leadership
So, What Is Leadership?
Chapter Summary
3. INDIVIDUAL PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP
Leadership and Personality: What are leaders LIKE?
Leadership Styles and Behaviours: What do leaders DO?
Leadership and Identity: Who do you Think you are?
Keeping It Real: The implications of authentic leadership
Are You Sitting Comfortably? Leaders as storytellers
Leading From the Heart? Leadership and emotions
Just another Set of Traits? Critiques of authentic and emotionally intelligent leadership
Chapter Summary
4. ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP
Leadership and Organizational Performance
Leadership and Power
Leadership Competencies: The science of leadership
Setting the Direction: Strategic leadership
Rites, Rituals and Belonging: Leadership and organizational culture
Setting the Scene: Putting leadership into context
Researching Leadership in Organizations
Chapter Summary
5. SOCIETAL PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP
Being One Of Us: Leading in communities
Being Global, Being Local, and Being Worldly
Saving Our Planet and Ourselves: Leading for sustainability
Beauty and Aesthetics in Leadership: Cultural leadership
When Leadership Isnt the Answer
Chapter Summary
6. EMERGING PERSPECTIVES AND ENDURING DILEMMAS IN LEADERSHIP
Why Cant a Woman Behave Like a Man? Leadership and gender
Leaders Make Me Sick! Leadership and toxicity
Being Absent, Being Present: Leadership in a virtual world
The Social Responsibility of Business is... Leadership and morality
Leading into a Meaningful Future: Leadership and spirituality
Chapter Summary
7. CONCLUSION: WHERE NEXT FOR LEADERSHIP STUDIES?
Leadership, Society and the Next Ten Years
Preparing For an Uncertain Future
Many Perspectives but No Right Way of Looking at Leadership
Rerouting Our Enquiries
Moving Forward With an Eye on The Past
Chapter Summary

About the author: 

Richard Bolden's current research interests include distributed/shared leadership, leadership in higher education, cross-cultural leadership, and the relationship between leadership development and performance management. Teaching responsibilities include the Exeter MBA, CPD award, BA in Management and Leadership, and MA in Leadership Studies. Prior to joining CLS he was a research psychologist at the Institute for Work Psychology, University of Sheffield. He has an extensive publication history, including numerous journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and research reports.; Beverley Hawkins has been a lecturer at the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter Business School since January 2009. She has published work on recruitment and selection practices, leadership and corporate culture, resistance to leadership and teamworking practices.; Jonathan Gosling trained as an anthropologist before working for several years as a mediator in neighbourhood conflicts in London. After taking a mid-career MBA, he moved into management education at Lancaster University, where he directed the MBA and other executive programmes, and co-founded, with Henry Mintzberg, a new approach to management education: the International Masters in Practising Management. In 2003 Jonathan joined the University of Exeter as Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies and Professor of Leadership Studies. He has published articles in numerous key management and leadership journals, and several books, including: Nelson's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Commander (2005, Brealey), Leadership: the Key Concepts (2007, Routledge), and John Adair: Fundamentals of Leadership (2007, Palgrave Macmillan). Jonathan advises companies, international agencies, and government departments on their leadership-related issues.; Scott Taylor is Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Before this he worked as a senior lecturer in the Centre for Leadership Studies at University of Exeter Business School, and has lectured and researched at Manchester Metropolitan, Open, Birmingham, and Essex universities, where he was involved in under- and postgraduate education.

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